Steam carousel and wagons in Market Place, Salisbury

Fundraising fairground

Pictured below is the steam funfair held in the Market Place, Salisbury. From the 1929 hospital annual reports it was noted that Jacob Studt funfair donated funds of £50 to Salisbury General Infirmary.
Further detailed in a news clipping of the time it describes how Mr Jacob Studt jun, signified his willingness to give certain of the proceeds of his machines at the fair to the Infirmary in gratitude for the successful treatments given his wife when she was a patient in the institution in the previous year.

At 2pm on Wednesday the Mayor and thirty helpers from City Council and local bank staff took charge of rides and galloping horses for one hour.
The proceeds were made up by the following:
Mr Studt’s scenic railway – £7 18s 11d
The swirl – £6 8s 2d
The radio cars – £14 8s 6d
Mr Heals scenic railway – £6 4s 2d
Mr Connoley’s helter-skelter – £3 9s


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