Mitcham Fair

Mitcham Fair

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Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​Fair_​40-14
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The ruts in the foreground reveal the boggy nature of the showground during this period. Heavy equipment was prone to sink and the showmen were required to make good any damage to the Common.

Notice the traction engine, picture left. These giant steam-powered vehicles were once used to haul the equipment from town to town in addition to powering the rides once the fair had reached its destination.

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