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Flashback: with the BBC Bus

January 2004
Mackworth: The Magic Roundabout
Youth group
You know the saying "make your own entertainment"... well here they did it literally!

Alan Carrington now lives in Chellaston - but this contraption was definately British-made - in Mackworth!
Alan Carrington's magic roundabout!

Sadly, Alan Carrington (and his wife Audrey) only have the one photo to share with us - but it's a little gem.

It takes you back to the Mackworth Methodist Summer Fair 1968.

Alan recalls: "The fair was like a bazaar, and the minister said they wanted something different for the children. The roundabout was a great success."

Alan made this roundabout using local children's toys - they all gave what they sat on!
: "It took about 12 men to lift it into position from the undertaker's lorry on which it was carried.

"The base is like an oversized standard lamp, and was bought from Rolls Royce scrap-yard for a pound. The frame was a four legged frame - and that's the base on which it was built."

So, who's in the picture? They all lived in Collingham Gardens, Mackworth.

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Mackworth Methodist Summer Fair 1968.

Alan made this roundabout using local children's toys - they all gave what they sat on!

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