Harry Poole Collection
Title: The Harry Poole Collection
Scope: Black and white photographs of rides, engines, shows and acts as well as scrapbooks of newspaper cuttings from 'The World's Fair' including British Fairground Society Notes, 1949-1963 and scrapbooks relating to fairs, particularly in the Lancashire area.
Extent: 519 images, 20 booklets, 3 scrapbooks
Name of creator: Harry Poole
Administrative / biographical history: Fairground enthusiast and preservationist active in the steam rally scene. The collection covers the whole of the 20th century and contains images of traction engines, rides, fairground and people.
Source: Donated by Fairground Association of Great Britain via Graham Downie
System of arrangement: Catalogued by type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Fairground Art, Fairground Rides, Transport, Travelling Entertainment, Steam Preservation, Fairground Shows
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room
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. Digitisation and cataloguing funded by The Pilgrim Trust. Online finding aids available here