Bernard Fielding Collection

Pelham's Lakin Ark photographed by Bernard FieldingRef: NFA0084

Title: The Bernard Fielding Collection

Scope: The collection contains photographs and scrapbooks compiled by Bernard Fielding. Each scrapbook contains a mixture of clippings (including Fairground Mercury and World’s Fair), photographs, postcards, Paul Braithwaite history and patent material. Augmented by handwritten notes and research from other enthusiasts.

Dates: 1990s                                                    

Level: Fonds
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator: Bernard Fielding


Administrative / biographical history: Bernard Fielding was a keen fairground enthusiast with a special interest in the preservation movement and showmen's engines. Bernard lived at Crosby where he was a local authority officer. His collection consists of detailed scrapbooks giving the history of ride types and engine manufacturers.

Related Collections: Harry Lee Collection
Source: Donated by Robert Fielding via the Fairground Association of Great Britain
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Fairground, Steam Preservation, Transport, Fairground Rides, Fairground Art, Travelling Entertainment
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 dicretion of the National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of material
Finding aids: Photographs available on NFA Digital. Online finding aid available here