Model fairground rides ‘kept in garage’ to be auctioned


A collection of model fairground rides, which has been kept in a garage for nearly 20 years, is due to be auctioned.

The handmade working models of a cake walk, Noah’s ark ride and chairoplane took the late Patrick Burton two or three years to build, according to his family from Chaddesden, Derby.

His son Michael Burton, 58, a joiner and taxi driver, said: “Dad made models for more than 40 years. After he died in 2003, the rides ended up in a garage for nearly 20 years. We want them to go to a good home and be enjoyed again.”

The models are due to be sold on November 24 by Hansons Auctioneers.

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