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Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (May 24, 2013 11:18PM)
Want one of [url=http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9s73261sR1qgvvn1o1_1280.jpg]THESE[/URL]

Do not wanna go in [url=http://25.media.tumblr.com/6398a4118f79b28928c8ee19ae4331b4/tumblr_mn00xdB3tT1s9bnj6o7_500.jpg]THERE[/url], nope, not me!
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 25, 2013 04:49AM)
Cool!!!!

Like the merigoround. Found out a couple of years ago that my dad did his apprenteship a Orton and Spooner in Burton On Trent . http://fairground-heritage.org.uk/learning/fairground-people/orton-and-spooner/

Funny how you don't realise your parents are cool (well have a cool background) until you are well past your teens!
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (May 25, 2013 06:34AM)
"Orton and Spooner" ... I'm glad I followed your link, I was vainly trying to figure out the meaning thinking that it was Cockney rhyming slang. "The Bobbies nabbed 'im right in the middle of lunch; 'e was always goin' for a nice bucket of Kentucky Fried Orton-and-spooner 'e was."
Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (May 25, 2013 09:06AM)
It should have read at rather than a ..... Not sure if that would have made it clearer. Unless you have heard of them you're not likely to know of them.
Message: Posted by: george1953 (May 25, 2013 12:41PM)
Very nostalgic potos, more please.
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (May 25, 2013 03:29PM)
Actually, Dave Matkin, the page you linked to made me think (a few months back) that Orton and Spooner had made the mysterious Norman's Ghost showfront that I asked about [url=http://ballycast.com/?p=205]HERE[/url]
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 2, 2013 08:12PM)
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On 2013-05-25 16:29, rossmacrae wrote:
Actually, Dave Matkin, the page you linked to made me think (a few months back) that Orton and Spooner had made the mysterious Norman's Ghost showfront that I asked about [url=http://ballycast.com/?p=205]HERE[/url]
[/quote Could be.

http://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPAlbumcover/British/Sideshow-1/Peppers/Ghost.html
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jun 2, 2013 10:06PM)
I REALLY want that Scardy Cat facade. I swear I'd screw it to the front of my house! Ha!!
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Jun 2, 2013 11:32PM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-25 00:18, rossmacrae wrote:
Want one of [url=http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9s73261sR1qgvvn1o1_1280.jpg]THESE[/url]

Do not wanna go in [url=http://25.media.tumblr.com/6398a4118f79b28928c8ee19ae4331b4/tumblr_mn00xdB3tT1s9bnj6o7_500.jpg]THERE[/url], nope, not me!
[/quote]

The late Ralph Fountain had a truck with a (hand operated) "MGR" on it. The operator had to turn it by hand! If they didn't want to book his magic show, he would sell the client his MGR. Ralph's wife would operate it!
Message: Posted by: Jim Hand (Jun 3, 2013 08:14AM)
We did quite well " giving" a magic show away.....If the festival didn't have any money available they were quite willing to let us set up our cotton candy stand in exchange for the FREE show.....Have a friend still doing this with his puppet show....must still work , he's been doing it for 12 years...
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 3, 2013 04:38PM)
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On 2013-06-02 23:06, Michael Baker wrote:
I REALLY want that Scardy Cat facade. I swear I'd screw it to the front of my house! Ha!!
[/quote]It'od look good on one of Paul Osborne's little portable stage sets.
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Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 3, 2013 05:00PM)
Or the fairy *hore house on TB S4
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Jun 3, 2013 08:04PM)
I had a pseudo-medieval Hell's Mouth stage once, at a Renn Fair. It was wonderful!