The Codona family


The Codona family came from Italy to Scotland in the early 19th century. They were a circus family and toured the country as entertainers. One branch of the family left Glasgow in the early 1900’s and went to America ,then moved to Mexico and formed a trapeze act which eventually became the world famous “Flying Codonas”. With the advent of the Cinematograph the family in Scotland opened a “Travelling Picture Show” and eventually opened cinema halls in the East of Scotland. It was during Read more [...]

keep their wagons rolling


Scotland On Sunday, 29 May, 2011 Scotland’s 4,000 showfolk are finding times hard, but all are determined to keep their wagons rolling IT is a gloomy spring morning, low cloud drooping like a drowsy eyelid over Kirkcaldy and seeming to almost touch the tallest of the fairground rides. • John Puller who runs the Crazy Circus fun house The Links Market spreads for nearly a mile along the Esplanade. Although it has taken place annually since 1304, the fair has the cloistered atmosphere Read more [...]

Poem by Clark Macintyre Fairground Life

Poem by Clark Macintyre in his 1st year of high school About Fairground Life People often ask what life like living on the fairground is, All that people, all the lights and all that sound, My life began there when I was very small, Sitting in my pram watching my gran in her roll a ball stall, Every week i would have to go to a new school, All the local children interested in me and thinking my life is ever so cool, They thought my life was easy and I that I had lots of friends, But I always dreaded Read more [...]