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Topic: Sideshow and Freakshow Articles
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Nov 9, 2002 01:08PM)
Hi all

I am putting together a website to accompany a show and want to include an archive of articles on sideshow and freaks. If anyone here has written any articles I could include in the archive could they get in touch by PM or email. Also, if you have spotted any good ones on the net please could you also let me know so I can get in touch with the authors. I will give full credit to the writers and include a link to your own website if you wish.

Many thanks

Message: Posted by: Missing_Link (Nov 10, 2002 12:34PM)
Duncan - your best resource on this is probably the Shocked And Amazed series of publications by James Taylor. You can contact him at the sideshows discussion board, or PM me for contact details.

In the UK there is a National Fairground/ Showmans archive, with a full time archivist. I'll see if I have contact info anywhere for this.


I've found the info for the National Fairground Archive:

It's based at the University of Sheffield at the url is: http://www.shef.ac.uk/nfa/

Hope this helps

Message: Posted by: jennieprice (Nov 19, 2002 08:26PM)
Have a look at this site.


There's a lot of personal experiences about life in the sideshow and freaks. I suggest that you search through all of the posts, there's a lot of them but you should find something that you can use.

Jennie Price. :dance:
Message: Posted by: Missing_Link (Nov 20, 2002 04:52AM)
Hi Jennie

Good suggestion - though I think Duncan has already been there (?).

Todd Robbins also has a new site which he'll develop over some time: [url=http://hometown.aol.com/coneyislandtodd/myhomepage/index.html]Click Here![/url] This may be of use.


Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Nov 20, 2002 06:26AM)
Hi all

Thanks for all the help guys. The website is moving slooooooooooooowly due to other commitments, but hopefully it should be of interest when it is done.

Yep, I have been to slims Jennie and ML. Thanks for thinking of it though.


Message: Posted by: Kondini (Feb 5, 2003 12:05PM)
Hi, the largest source for the info you require is Jeremy Beadle, he has a huge double story library full of goodies and a great guy to talk to,,,sad for you he is again based in the south (Trent Park) But this is the guy to meet !!!
Message: Posted by: DRPEPPER (Mar 29, 2003 03:12PM)
The gentleman you need to meet is Warden Hall, "the king of sideshows."

His address is:
PO Box 807
Gibson, FL 35334
Message: Posted by: DavidEscapes (Apr 4, 2003 10:27AM)
Hi all

The website is done. Thank you all so much for your help. It is still very light on articles though the archive will build over time I am sure. Anyway, the basics are there at:


Let me know what you think, sign the guestbook, send an article!

Thanks all

Straitjacket guy