Pete Tate and Tom Tooley in Tate’s workshop.

Keeping the scrolls alive: the fairground art of Tate & Tooley

As Pete Tate prepares to hang up his paintbrushes, his unofficial apprentice Tom Tooley is keen to keep his signwriting skills alive. The decoration of fairground rides and attractions has gone through several styles and mediums over the years. Signwriting with ornate lettering, banners and …

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