Whiteleggs Funfairs Limited

Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2020

Bartle's Amusement Limited/Whitleggs Funfairs Limited.

Bartles Amusements Ltd was registered as a Limited Company in April 1964 by Vivien Bartle who I think was the manager of the Regal Cinema at this time.  The company stayed in existence until 2001 when it changed it's name to Whiteleggs Funfairs Limited.

Image: Whiteleggs Funfairs at Helston in 2006: (C) Simon Reed

 

Whiteleggs Funfairs Trabant Helston Flora 2002 (c) Mike Bartle 2002

The ride folded into one load with checkerplate floor.

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Whiteleggs Funfairs Trabant Ride and transport 2002 (c) Mike Bartle 2002

This picture is of the ERF that was used by them for a small period of time, a truck that was then retired and replaced by one of David Rowland's son's lorrys.

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Whitelegg Funfairs ERF at Falmouth Moor. Photo (c) Greg Peters 2002

The company worked throughout 2002 often touring with Phil and Anne Raymond.

The entire business sort of drifted a bit at the end of 2002, but restarted and grew to own a set of Dodgems that was almost permanently on Marizion Beach. Another set of Dodgems that they travelled, juvenile jets and the Trabant was sold onto a couple of Showmen spending longest with Cornish Funfairs, before reappearing in 2007 with the firm.

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At the end of 2007 a grasscutter Twist was purchased.

Having built the firm up over several years the operation ceased in 2008 when Mike bartle and family members emigrated to Australia.

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