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Carousel Horse from Bob Wilson's Fun Fair
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© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
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|Collection:||Social History - Millenibrum Project 2000|
|Date:||1952 c - 1953 c|
|Maker:||James Williams - View history|
Bob Wilson's Carousel in Victoria Square has become an important part of Christmas in Birmingham. The Wilsons are part of Birmingham's travelling showmen community based in Hay Mills. For generations, they have brought their rides to fairgrounds around the country, returning to Birmingham in winter. 'James' was a carousel horse carved in 1952/3, by James Williams of Tadley in Hampshire.
Traditional wooden carousels are no longer built today.
|Production Period:||20th century|
|Medium:||Carved and painted.|
|Place of Origin:||Tadley, Hampshire, England|