Pat’s Links
Links of interest when looking for information on Pat Collins.  This will be a growing resource.


National Fairground Archive – at the University of Sheffield.

Books & Authors

Ned Williams – author of the definitive history of Pat Collins

Pat Collins:  King of Showmen – by Ned Williams, 1991.

Enthusiast Sites

All the Fun of the Fair – Funfair and circus enthusiast’s forum.

Fairground Association of Great Britain

The Fairground Society

Circus Friends Association of Great Britain

Encyclopedia Sites

Wikipedia – Pat Collins

General Links

Funfair Links from All the Fun of the Fair

World’s Fair newspaper

Historical Articles

Bioscope Presenters – Pat Collins  -  National Fairground Archive

The Story of Wolverhampton’s Fairgrounds by Ned Williams

Official Sites – Pat Collins Modern Funfairs

Fun of the Fair co UK – Run by Pat Collins supporter Rob Saxon, this site is also an official point of contact for the modern-day Pat Collins funfair run by Councillor Anthony Harris and his family.

Pat Collins Funfairs Ltd Facebook – also run by Rob Saxon for Anthony Harris and family.

Professional Associations

The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain

Society of Independent Roundabout Proprietors

Record Offices

Walsall Worthies – Pat Collins  -  Walsall Local History Centre

Archives Hub – Miscellaneous fairground and circus history links

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Walsall Council

The Mayor of Walsall – including history of the office

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