A Pat Collins Black Country Picture Gallery

A small collection of photographs of Pat Collins’ operations during his lifetime and later when the business was run by his widow Mrs. Clara Collins.

Individual sources and photographers are acknowledged where known.  At the moment,  most of the pictures shown here are reproduced courtesy of Mr. Kevin Scrivens who has kindly allowed us to reproduce photographs believed to be by Mr.Jack Mellor, at one time of Wolverhampton.

This is a work in progress, so keep coming back for another look!  Other photographs are welcome – please get in touch if you can help!

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“Fete & Gala” at Bloxwich Wakes Ground, 13 August 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

Three Abreast at Bloxwich, 15 August 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

Burrell Showman’s Engine No.1, at Bloxwich, 14 June 1952 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

Burrell Showman’s Engine ‘The Griffin’ at Bloxwich, 15 August 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

Pat Collins’ Fowler showman’s engine ‘Lord James’ “fades away” in the Bloxwich yard, 16 July 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

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Showmans engines at Tipton:  Fowler ‘Dreadnought’ and Burrell ‘The Major’, 16 July 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

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Walsall Fair, Corporation Street, 8 June 1949 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)


Living Van, Walsall Arboretum, 5 August 1950 (Courtesy Kevin Scrivens)

Walsall Fair, Fred Tyler, champion ox roaster from Stratford (left), with Pat Collins (right), 12 September 1938 (PCKS)

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