Hull Fair Project Collection

Hull FairRef: NFA0071

Title: The Hull Fair Project Collection

Scope: The collection includes research material used for the Hull Fair Project exhibition and DVD including audio visual material, digitised images, oral history and transcripts.

Dates: 1800s-2005
Level: Curated Collection
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator: National Fairground Archive

Administrative / biographical history: The Hull Fair Project (2004-2005) was a lottery funded project to provide a documentation of Hull Fair. The Hull Fair project aimed to involve residents of Hull and the community of travelling showmen in building a community history web site exploring the recent history of Hull Fair from a personal perspective. It also aimed to conserve and enhance Hull's diverse culture and encourage the local community to identify, look after and celebrate its unique heritage.

The project collected, preserved, digitised and made widely available material relating to the heritage and history of Hull Fair through a format which was both user friendly and encouraged greater access of the fairground and Humberside communities to their heritage and history. The project worked with all communities enriched by Hull Fair, the local population, the showland community and Hull City Council. The project was completed in October 2005 with a resulting DVD and the creation of a dedicated website.

Related Collections:
Source: Donated from various sources and created by the project team
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Fairground Rides, Fairground Art, Fairground Shows, Travelling Entertainment
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Film viewing equipment must be booked prior to visit
Restrictions: Some items are restricted due to the Data Protection Act
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: Online finding aids available here

Further information: Hull Fair Project