Author: Todd Hughes
This image shows a lady sat outside her caravan, she’s part of a travelling show. The chalk boards beside her van say ‘Real Gypsy, character reader and clairvoyant’ and ‘World’s Wonder’
The images have been selected from the Arthur J Fenwick collection of circus material.
Arthur James Fenwick (1878-1957) was a director of Fenwick’s Department Store. In his personal life he was extremely interested in fairs and circuses, collecting historical material about them and building personal relationships with showmen who visited Newcastle. He was made a life member of the Showmen’s Guild in 1944.
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