Harry Poole Collection

Harry Poole with his collection of fairground models 1960Ref: NFA0039

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.

Dates: c1900-1960s
Level: Fonds
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.

Related Collections:
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
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. Digitisation and cataloguing funded by The Pilgrim Trust. Online finding aids available here