Brian Steptoe's latest book explores the artistry and
culture of traditional roundabout rides in the UK.
painters, carvers and restorers talk about their work and its historical background. A
maker and restorer of fair organs describes the intricacies of his work and the evolution
of the manufacture of these instruments from the turn of the 19th century.
Three operators of traditional
gallopers still travelling today talk of their experiences. There is also a chapter
covering five examples of carousel restoration in North America.
photographs illustrate all the chapters, culminating in a cavalcade of twelve full page
views of some of the best sets of gallopers in operation today.
A matching volume to
Brian Steptoe's Jump On, Jump On.