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Ballyclare May Fair Through the Victorian Magic Lantern Andrew Gill

Ballyclare May Fair Through the Victorian Magic Lantern

Andrew Gill

Published December 16th 2014
ISBN : 9781505564815
Paperback
26 pages
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 About the Book 

Ballyclare is a market town between Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland which holds an annual street fair. The May Fair was traditionally a horse trading fair and a hiring fair, where employers hired farm labourers and domestic servants. In 1888,MoreBallyclare is a market town between Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland which holds an annual street fair. The May Fair was traditionally a horse trading fair and a hiring fair, where employers hired farm labourers and domestic servants. In 1888, a series of remarkable photographs was taken of the May Fair and published as glass, magic lantern, projection slides. This 24 page booklet reproduces the thirty three photographs, with an accompanying script written in the 1990s, by Archie Reid, a Ballyclare local historian.