Dingle’s Fairground Museum

In the afternoon I walked through the Devon countryside to the local farm which has been converted into a museum of the fairground with ageing dodgems and roundabouts which have been rescued from street fairs, complete with detailed provenance, and ancient one-armed bandits from the 1930s which were legalised in 1960:-

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There were old steam engines:-

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The oldest and best of the surviving vehicles was Lawrence’s Marionette Theatre, converted to show the cinematograph in 1899:-

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Not the most obvious way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon.

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