Popular Clacton Pier Twister ride to get makeover

As Clacton Pier gets ready for the new season with its February Frenzy offers, the Twister has been sent for total refurbishment – but will be back soon. One of Clacton Pier’s most popular rides has been sent away for a significant makeover: Twister, which …

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Rides of my Life: Graham Sedgwick

The Scottish Showman, who has travelled the UK widely, tells World’s Fair about the machines he’s had over the past 40 years. The Rotor I got the Rotor off my dad [Colin] when Joanne and I got married in 1984. We did Christmas at the …

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Kurt Hill’s waltzer: 52 years old & still going strong

Starting life out as a Speedway, Kurt Hill’s Supreme waltzer has seen a few owners and several refurbishments and is sparkling again after some sprucing up. At the recent festival fun fair at Bolton’s Leverhulme Park, World’s Fair came across the Supreme Waltzer from Kurt Hill. …

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Flying Bob proves very popular on Central Pier in Blackpool

Central Pier’s Flying Bob didn’t quite get off to a flying start, thanks to a fire and Covid, but the ride is now attracting plenty of attention from visitors to the iconic pier. Blackpool’s Central Pier, owned by the Sedgwick family under the banner of …

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Wallis’s bring the party vibes with new Miami

A last minute addition to Summer Daze at the Trafford Centre was a park model Miami contributed by David Wallis Jnr. Arriving on site with a superheroes theme, it was later ‘wrapped’ in a Beach Party scene in keeping with the event’s seaside vibe. The …

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Freak Out fills void at Wisbey

There’s been something of a Freak Out void at Wibsey, but not this time, with the arrival of a brand new ride – named Void. Ride Zone+ was back at Wibsey recently under the banner of W Marshall’s Amusements, who brought their wristband initiative back …

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Long Eaton Carnival Fair models

A well established feature of Long Eaton Carnival Fair is the display of fairground models in the craft tent, these days organised by Perry Thomas. This year the display took the form of a large fair along the side of the tent with a smaller …

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First new generation Super Trooper arrives in Yorkshire

Darran Church takes delivery of new Super Trooper ride in time for bank holiday. It wasn’t just Yorkshire but the north of England in general that saw the arrival of its first ever Super Trooper during the latter part of May, as Darran Church took …

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Shaw’s Razzamatazz waltzer still thrilling the public

JW Shaw’s stunning Razzamatazz waltzer attracts attention wherever it goes, from riders and non-riders alike, despite being nearly 50 years old. After one year away, returning to Thornton Cleveleys Gala funfair for 2023 was the well-decorated Razzamatazz waltzer from lessee JW Shaw Amusements, a ride …

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Dalton Taylor’s Super Bob brings a splash of colour to Poulton Gala Funfair

Poulton Gala’s new ride for 2023 was the impressive Super Bob from Dalton Taylor, which, with its bright and decorative Olympic skiing theme brought a splash of colour to the line-up of rides. Manufactured by Sobema, Dalton acquired the machine back in October 2022 from …

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