Forerunner of the Gallopers, this is the world's oldest surviving mechanically-driven fairground ride.
It was a great pleasure to view all the steam engines and especially the fair organs were great! Thank you so much!
Family from Neustadt, Germany
Mr Field's Steam Circus is believed to date from the late 1870s making it the world's oldest surviving mechanically-driven fairground ride.
The set of Savage platform horses, or Dobbies, is the forerunner of the Gallopers which feature the addition of cranked 'galloping' motion of the horses to the Dobbies' circular motion. The ride is driven by a Savage steam centre engine and riders are entertained by an 1880s 62 key Gavioli trumpet barrel organ.
Because of its great age and importance, this ride is not operated on every open day, but rather on special occasions.
Due to maintenance requirements, this ride will not be operating during the 2013 season.