National Fairground and Circus Archive (s.d.) At: http://cdm15847.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15847coll3
As part of my work for the self-directed project for assignment 5 I have been looking at this archive, held by the University of Sheffield Library Digital Collections. Although I am not looking towards a purely documentary view of travelling fairs in Oxfordshire, a historical view is useful in providing context behind the traditional fairs. I have visited several fairs in Oxfordshire over the past two months, including Abingdon and St.Giles in Oxford itself. I have reproduced a few of the photographs of these two fairs from the NFCA Digital Archive. All the images here are reproduced with permission of the University of Sheffield.
Abingdon fair circa 1920
Abingdon fair 1980s
Oxford St.Giles fair 1946
Oxford St.Giles fair 1969