Caption: Fun fair swing chairs at the Whitwell Steam and Country Fair. In 1868, Frederick Savage, a successful agricultural engineer from Kings Lynn, devised a method of driving rides by steam. His invention, a steam engine mounted in the centre of the ride was to transform the fairground industry because unshackled from the limitations of muscle power, rides could be made larger, more capacious and more heavily ornamented.
Location: Whitwell Hertfordshire England
Credit: LOOP IMAGES/Roy Shakespeare
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