Flying Horse

Flying Horse

Dating back to early jousting traditions in Europe and the Middle East, Carousels or Merry-go-rounds became popular at fairs in England during the mid 1800s. These colourful rides are still popular with the little ones!

© Sheila Creighton 2014

6 thoughts on “Flying Horse

      • I lived for several years in Hull, Massachusets–a peninsula once famous as a resort and amusement park, right on the beach….Atlantic ocean.. All that remained of the rides and games when I was there, was an ancient carousel (refurbished) with real calliope music!. In our early sixties–with plenty of generational company– we used to take a few turns on those lovely horses, during “off hours” when the kiddies weren’t around 🙂

  1. They are beautiful, my memory always slides back to beach holidays at Paignton when the girls were small. They have one every Christmas in Milton Keynes centre and if I remember rightly there one at the base of the Eifel Tower near the river too.
    Such wonder toys to make everyone feel young agsin. 😀

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