Scrivens and Smith Collection

Ikle Brothers Brooklands car (GJ101) for Monte Carlo

Ref: NFA0013

Title: The Scrivens and Smith Collection

Scope: This collection contains colour photographs of fairground artefacts and scenes and includes black and white photographs of Lang Wheels dodgem cars and 2 artist's impressions of Lang Wheels aerodrome. Also contains cassette recordings of John Ling's memories of travelling life.

Dates: 1980s, 1990s
Level: Fonds
Extent: 300 photographs and 3 audio cassette recordings
Name of creator: Kevin Scrivens and Stephen Smith

Administrative / biographical history: Kevin Scrivens and Stephen Smith are fairground historians and authors who run New Era publications. They have researched and published a large number of books and provided articles for journals relating to the history of Showmen.

Related collections:
Source: Donated by Kevin Scrivens and Stephen Smith
System of arrangement: Catalogued according to type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Showpeople, Fairground Rides, Fairground Art, Travelling Entertainment
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room Audio equipment must be booked prior to visit.
Restrictions: None
Copyright: Scrivens and Smith
Finding aids: Photographs available on NFA Digital. Online finding aid available here