Bill Weeks Collection

Bill Weeks and friend, Birtley c.1964

Ref: NFA0002

Title: The Bill Weeks Collection

Scope: This collection contains photographs of fairgrounds and steam engines, journal articles, newspaper cuttings, correspondence and books on railways, engineering, fairgrounds and other related topics.

Dates: c1920-2000
Level: Fonds
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator: Bill Weeks

Administrative / biographical history: Bill Weeks was educated at King’s College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, later going on to lecture in agriculture and food marketing there when it became Newcastle University. He had a keen interest in steam engines and fairground organs, and was involved in the organisation of several traction engine rallies in the north-east of England. For many years he was an elected member of Newcastle City Council.

Source: Donated by Bill Weeks
System of arrangement: Catalogued by type
Subjects: Fairgrounds, Fairground Organs, Transport, Travelling Entertainment, Fairground Rides, Fairground Art
Conditions of access: Items are available to view by appointment in the NFA reading room
Restrictions: No copies can be made of any written correspondence.
Copyright: Copies or non-restricted material may be supplied or produced at the discretion of the National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of material
Finding aids: Photographs available on NFA digital. Online finding aid available here