Fairground ride, Hampstead, London

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RIBApix ref no RIBA5010
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1937
Image Date1937
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESPreN48.4 (ESP/CIR/290)
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This image was almost certainly taken on the Gray family’s fairground in the Vale of Health, Hampstead Heath. During the 1930s Edwin Smith and his wife Olive Cook lived next to this site and knew the Gray family well. The ride shown is Fred Gray’s set of Gallopers. This ride still exists and is part of the Thursford Collection at Fakenham in Norfolk

Subject tags

amusement parks, decorative woodwork