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Fairground : strollers and showfolk

Author: Frances Brown
Publisher: Taunton, England : Ronda Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book explores the lives of travelling performers in the world of the British 'fairground'. It "begins in the early nineteenth century with the emergence of Henry Freeman-Biddall who, having allegedly escaped from a cannibal-infested island in the South Seas, turned to wizardry to make his fortune. Once established on the fairground, his children and grandchildren intermarried with a core group of performers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Freeman-Biddall family.; Biddall.; Biddle.; Chapman.; Freeman.; Freeman-Biddall.; Miller.; Ohmy.; Scott.; Sedgwick.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Brown
ISBN: 0952128217 9780952128212
OCLC Number: 50786962
Description: 192 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Responsibility: Frances Brown.

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This book explores the lives of travelling performers in the world of the British 'fairground'. It "begins in the early nineteenth century with the emergence of Henry Freeman-Biddall who, having allegedly escaped from a cannibal-infested island in the South Seas, turned to wizardry to make his fortune. Once established on the fairground, his children and grandchildren intermarried with a core group of performers to create a dynasty which reads like a who's who in the history of travelling shows -- Baker, [Biddel/Biddall, Chapman,] Codona, Cody, [Freeman-Biddall,] Hanneford, Manders, Mayne, Meers, Miller, Newsome, Ohmy, Ridley, Sanger, Scott, Sedgwick, [and] Testo . . . " [Dust jacket].

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