A fine, sunny day greeted members who sallied forth in their Bentleys to see and sample fairground rides at Lifton's Dingles Fairground museum.

All the exhibits are under cover and the live rides are lit by multicoloured showground lighting, which has made the colour balance of some of these photographs somewhat inconsistent.

Tavitock residents will remember Goliath's presence for many years at the annual Goose Fair.


Being a fixed site, not needing to be dismantled, transported and re-erected, this dodgem track is larger than those found at travelling fairs - large enough to practise a few opposite-lock manoeuvres.

The Oldest Ride

Certainly the oldest here, and possibly the oldest in working order in Europe.

And finally, lunch

Tessa stands guard

12 Oct 2013