Frankie Roberto Collection

Frankie Roberto Collection

Ref: NFA0155

Title: Frankie Roberto Collection

Scope: This collection contains photographs, programmes, plans, trade and advertising material, tickets, badges and other items of ephemera for British theme parks and attractions, including Alton Towers, Pleasure Land and Legoland.

Dates: 1923-2006
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator: Frankie Roberto

Administrative / biographical history: Frankie Roberto is a digital designer and technologist based in London and a theme park enthusiast and researcher.

As a child he regularly visited Chessington World of Adventures, Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, fascinated by both the rides and the theming and design of the parks. His collection started with the free park maps given out and expanded to include other forms of ephemera, including guide books and badges. Of particular interest is the rich history of Alton Towers, depicting its transformation from pleasure gardens to a modern leisure resort.
Frankie continues to visit theme parks with his daughter.

Related Collections: Leisure Park-Six Piers Collection, Peter Wellen Collection, Ted Lightbown Collection
Source: Donated by Frankie Roberto
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Amusement Parks and Theme Parks, Fairground Rides, Zoological Gardens, Fixed Entertainment Venues, Animal Acts
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 and Circus Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material.
Finding aids: Online finding aid available here