Liz Gray Collection

Ref: NFA0005

Title: The Liz Gray Collection

Scope: This collection contains a small amount of postcards from the Franco-British exhibition, London, 1908 and 2 videos, one about the Priddy fair and another about the Cole family.

Dates: 1908 and 1990s
Level: Fonds
Extent: 4 postcards and 2 videos
Name of creator: Liz Gray

Administrative / biographical history: Liz Gray was educated in Birmingham and at Bristol University, where she took the Radio, Television & Film course. As an undergraduate in the Drama Department she won a BBC competition to make a documentary film for television. Her chosen subject was the life of a travelling showman’s family in the West of England. The resulting film, ‘Razzle Dazzle’, was shot over several months and was broadcast on BBC West.

After graduation she worked in television and directed a documentary film about Priddy Fair, sponsored by the Fairground Association of Great Britain.

She was forced to take an early retirement from her career as a documentary film-maker when she sustained a long-term injury while working on location.

Related Collections:
Source: Donated by Liz Gray
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Travelling Entertainment, Fairground Rides, Fairground Art, World’s Fairs and Expositions
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Video viewing equipment must be booked prior to visit.
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