family's No 1 Carousel was built by Frederick Savage of King's Lynn
in 1890 initially fitted with a steam engine which was removed in
the early 1900's and fitted with an electric motor.
We have now
re-installed a steam engine into the carousel. This does not use
coal as the fuel for ecological reasons, but rather gas supplied
by Calor Gas. It was a pleasure and a reason of pride for the family
to contribute to the bringing back of a piece of history, and to
do so in such an environmentally freindly way. Now the roundabout
can be operated either by steam or by an electric motor.
This ride attends
many of the UK's most famous fairs including Nottingham Goose Fair,
Ilkeston Charter Fair and Stamford & Grantham Mid-Lent fairs
here for more details of the restoration work.