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Runaway Fair

It was 1920 when this vehicle from Crow’s fair ran away down Mill Bank; there are plenty of people there to give advice. Vehicles running backwards down Mill Bank was a common occurrence many years ago. Peter Turvey has advised: ”This photograph shows a very rare Showman’s road locomotive – one of the few traction centre engines built – they could act as the centre of a set of gallopers (a type of roundabout) as well as haul loads on the road.”

Image courtesy of several sources and thanks to Peter Turvey for that update.

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