Joe Stevens’ Gallopers Hereford May Fair

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Joe Stevens’ Gallopers Hereford May Fair

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Title Joe Stevens’ Gallopers in High Town at night
Description Black and white photograph of the May Fair in High Town at night. The photograph shows Joe Stevens’ Gallopers in High Town. Mr Stevens (unrelated to the showman Billy Stevens) was the son-in-law of the famous post war circus proprietor, Billy Smart. During the early part of his career Joe Stevens was not a member of the Showmen’s Guild and had his own run of fairs. At the end of the 1950s he successfully applied to run Hereford May Fair, outbidding the South Wales Section of the Guild. He ran the fair for more than just one year, probably in 1960 and 1961, before the Guild resumed control.

Information provided by:
Graham Downie
Chairman, The Fairground Association of Great Britain
Member of the National Fairground & Circus Advisory Committee, The University of Sheffield
Photographer / artist Derek Evans
Publisher Derek Evans Studio
Contributor(s)
Date Undated
Type Image
Format Photograph
Identifier CJ42-5-9-9
Area Hereford
Collection Holder Private collection