Traditional Steam Fairground
Hollycombe’s Edwardian Fairground takes us back to over 100 years ago, bringing the atmosphere of a larger steam fair to life.
Sit back and relax in the Bioscope as you enjoy a film from our selection of some of the earliest programmes in existence.
The Bioscope is typical of the travelling shows which brought the very first films to the public. A steam showman's engine generated electricity for the arc lamp projectors of the day and our Garrett showman's tractor represents this. However, today it generates electricity for some of the children's rides
The Bioscope normally has a 98 key Marenghi 'Peacock' organ which fills the fairground with lively period music. It is currently being repaired and a volunteer's own organ is substituting on occasions.