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The Scarborourgh Fair Collection is a large collection of Steam Fair related exhibits at "Flowers of May Holiday Park" nr. Scarborough in Yorkshire, England. The collection was started by Graham Atkinson owner of the holiday park. The exhibits include "Iron Maiden" a well known Showmans Locomotive. An impressive collection of Fair ground organs is a major part of the collection, and are used for regular Tea Dances, and public performances. The collection also house fairground rides like Gallopers.[1]

A New Exhibition hall opened in June 2008 to house the collection.

ExhibitorsEdit

Scarborough Fair Steam Collection
Name / Item Make Serial No. Type Date Reg no.
(vehicles)
Size Image Date Acquired Notes
His Lordship Burrell 3444 Showmans Road Locomotive 1913 CK 3403 10 nhp Burrell showmans sn 3444 His Lordship CK 3403 at GDSF 08 - IMG 1023 1966 photo at GDSF 2008
The Iron Maiden Fowler 15657 Showmans Road Locomotive 1920 FX 6661 8 nhp Fowler showmwns15657 - Iron Maiden-IMG 1025 2003 At GDSF 2008 (Formerly Kitchener)
Excelsior Burrell 3878 Showmans Road locomotive 1921 BT 3997 6 nhp Image needed LHB 2007 Formerly called Island Chief
Princess Maud Garrett 33284 Showmans tractor 1918 DX 3099 4 nhp Burrell no. 3444 & Garrett no. 33284 loaded up at Duncombe Park 09 - IMG 8025 1990s Loaded up at Duncombe Park 2009
Scarborough Fair Organ Collection
Name Make No. Type Date Portable /fixed Size Image Acquired Notes
- Wurlitzer - Fairground  ? mobile - Image needed LHB  ?
- Wurlitzer - Image needed LHB
- Gavoili Image needed LHB
- Ruth Image needed LHB
- Decap Image needed LHB
- Mortimer Image needed LHB

See alsoEdit

  • Collections - list of private collections of machinery in preservation
  • Museums List - List of Steam and Tractor related museums & collections open to public
  • Shows and Meets - events featuring Steam & tractors and classic vehicles etc.

References / sourcesEdit

  1. Discover Yorkshire.com

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