Fairground Heritage Trust - Fairground Art

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Fairground Heritage Trust - Fairground Art

The Fairground Heritage Trust and the Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre are located in Lifton, Devon. The National Fairground Collection is displayed in a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.

Includes oldest ride in the Trust’s collection is the legendary Rodeo Switchback. Believed to have been built by Savages of Kings Lynn for James Pettigrove, possibly as a Velocipede, as early as 1880, this is the last remaining Spinning Top Switchback in existence, and probably also the oldest surviving fairground ride in the country. Its early history is shrouded in mystery.