Forerunner of the Gallopers, this is the world's oldest surviving mechanically-driven fairground ride.
Came here as a child with my grandmother over 25 years ago. Now here with my daughter!
Taylor family, Chichester
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.
Following restoration work, this ride returns to service in 2015.