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Liz Gray Collection

Reference code: NFA0005

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a small amount of postcards from the 1908 Franco-British exhibition in London and two videos, one about the Priddy fair and another one about the Cole fairground family.


  • Creation: c1900 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

Items are available to view by appointment in the NFCA reading room. Video viewing equipment must be booked prior to visit

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground and Circus Archive, subject to copyright law and condition of the material

Biographical / Historical

Liz Gray was educated in Birmingham and at Bristol University, where she took the Radio, Television & Film course. As an undergraduate in the Drama Department she won a BBC competition to make a documentary film for television. Her chosen subject was the life of a travelling showman’s family in the West of England. The resulting film, ‘Razzle Dazzle’, was shot over several months and was broadcast on BBC West. After graduation she worked in television and directed a documentary film about Priddy Fair, sponsored by the Fairground Association of Great Britain.

Liz was forced to take an early retirement from her career as a documentary film-maker when she sustained a long-term injury while working on location.


6 Item(s) (4 postcards and 2 video films)

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Unknown, updated by Arantza Barrutia on Finding Aid Date field date
7 March 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the National Fairground and Circus Archive Repository

The University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield South Yorkshire S10 2TN United Kingdom
0114 222 7231