Leslie's Swings (Steam Fairground)

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Exhibit

Leslie's Swings (Steam Fairground)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 66
1930s Layout, central section, rear

A yellow fairground swingboat ride, marked "Don't fail to come and try LESLIE'S SWINGS".

The ride has six swingboats on a frame with a crankshaft behind the pivot bar – when the large attached wheel is driven by and external engine (probably using a belt drive), the swings are driven back and forth in a rocking motion, with suitably staggered positions to minimise any rocking of the frame.