Posted by Bob Whitworth on August 06, 1998 at 09:53:36:
In response to Regency fairs and shows, written by Linden on August 06, 1998 at 02:25:03
In addition to what you've already mentioned, there were Punch & Judy shows, amateur plays, cudgeling bouts (similar to quarter staffs), Phantasmagoria and Raree shows (both optically oriented)and tugs of war. You might also find a couple of "roundabouts" (children's rides - I have a print from 1808, which shows a hot-air balloon roundabout ride for children)--there were even ferris wheels. There were also magicians, and let's not forget strolling musicians, etc. This is what I can think of off the top of my head. If I think of anything more, I'll post it.
- Thanks, and a more detailed question Linden 21:33:00 8/06/98 (1)
- Linden, you read my mind..... CathyW 10:47:30 8/07/98 (0)
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