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Funfair, Travelling Shows & Fairground People

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Funfair, Travelling Shows & Fairground People

... (embracing non-travelling amusement parks and fairs such as the permanent fairs of cities and seaside resorts)

The purpose of this project is to showcase GENi profiles of people who worked in travelling shows and fairgrounds. It is a universal project. Please add any people carrying out occupations in Funfair, Travelling Shows & Fairgrounds to this project, regardless of notoriety.

Note: There is a separate project for Circus People

A travelling funfair, often simply called a fair, is a small to medium-sized travelling show primarily composed of stalls and other amusements.

Please link any ancestors in your tree who worked on travelling shows and fairgrounds to this project, in any country , whether or not notable or famous!

If you have interesting anecdotes about them please share them here.

Show people to investigate!

  • P.T. Barnum
  • Buffalo Bill
  • Frank Bostock
  • Florence Campbell
  • Richard Chipperfield
  • Arthur Feely
  • Jack Gage
  • Charles Jamrach (1815 – 1891)
  • Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man
  • Bertam Mills
  • Ralf Norman, son of Tom Norman the Silver Dollar King
  • Tom Norman, 'The Silver King', was the English counterpart of Barnum.
  • "Texas Bill" William Shufflebottom

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