George Dawson Collection

George Dawson

Ref: NFA0018

Title: The George Dawson Collection

Scope: The collection contains numerous photographs, newspaper cuttings relating to traction engines and 40 rally programmes.

Dates: c1967-1980
Level: Fonds
Extent: 2,450 photographs, 2 A4 fileboxes
Name of creator: George Dawson

Administrative / biographical history: George Dawson was a fair and steam enthusiast from Kendal in the Lake District, Cumbria. During his long standing interest in the travelling fairground, George was involved with various societies and preservation groups and helped organise a number of steam rallies. For many years he also looked after a fairground organ installed at a local stately home.

Source: Donated by Fairground Association of Great Britain and Neil Calladine


Related Collections: Alf Lamb Collection
Source: Donated by Fairground Association of Great Britain and Neil Calladine
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Transport, Travelling Entertainment, Steam Preservation
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room
Restrictions: None
Copyright: Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material
Finding aids: Photographs available on NFA Digital. Online finding aid available here