It looks a bit more respectable than it did in the late 1940s !!
This was always very fascinating, Alan, and when I saw Ell's pictures I wondered who actually manufactured and painted those lovely horses. As a child in Sparkhill Park I used to love wandering around the fair, but I would never go on the rides and won't to this day - they make me feel sick and giddy. Also one or two of the youths they used to employ were somewhat dubious and unfriendly, but all part of life's rich pattern, as they say.
Carters offer signwriting courses for anyone interested in the artI love fun fair art and signwriting some of it is absolutely stunning