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All the Fun of the Fair at Sworders

All the fun of the fair comes to Sworders this spring with the sale of the John Barker collection. The array of exceptional late 19th and early 20th century fairground horses, carvings and regalia comes for sale on March 7th. A passion fired by his grandfather, who worked the fairgrounds in their golden era, John Barker has collected fairground art for over half a century. Purchasing his first carousel carving from a junk shop in...

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