From the back cover:
"Stephen Smith and Kevin Scrivens both
were founder members of the Fairground Association just over a
decade ago, and as well as writing articles and books have organised
displays and exhibitions over the country.
Stephen Smith was born in Hull,
less than a mile from the Fairground in Walton Street. His interest
in fairs began with annual visits to Hull Fair, and soon expanded
into collecting photographs and information, which were particularly
useful in preparing a dissertation for a degree course at Newcastle
University. Stephen Smith is currently Head of History at a school
in Newcastle under Lyme.
Research for this book began with
an article published to commemorate the centenary of Hull Fair in
Walton Street in 1988. It traces the Fair back to its medieval
origins and shows how Hull Fair has maintained its position as one
of the most important, and arguably the biggest travelling fair in
the country. The book is illustrated with 100 black and white and 12
Condition: Very good.