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Restoring Mr Fields Steam Circus

£630 of £14,500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 9 months
Hollycombe Steam in the Country is located in the South Downs National Park and we are home to a nationally important collection of historic fairground rides, steam engines and much more. We are looking to restore the worlds oldest mechanically driven ride Mr Fields Steam Circus (dobbies) so that we can, once again, have people ride on it as they would have done over 140 years ago. 

Built in Ireland in 1870 the dobbies have entertained children (and adults!) for many decades and we would like to restore it to full working order so that we can once again hear the sounds of children enjoying this ride and we need your support. Your donations will help us pay for materials that we need to put this ride back into service for years to come and to the benefit of generations to come. The funds will go directly to the charity and will help speed the process of returning this ride into use for our visitors.

For the first eight donations of £500 we will put the first name of your choice on the horse (subject to suitability and not Horsey Mchorseface!) and give you tickets to visit when the ride is put back into service.
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So far we have started work on two of the horses for Mr Fields Steam Circus. Below is a photo of some of the progress to date.
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Here is a photo of the first dobbie which is being restored.
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We have received our first £500 donation as an offline payment to name one of our horses. Therefore the total we are looking to raise has been reduced by £500.
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Here is an example of one of the horses that we want to restore for Mr Fields Steam Circus. We have to replace the front left leg, replace the rear right foot. We will repaint and bring her back to how they would have looked in 1870. Other horses have even more work to do and any donation no matter how small will help us.
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£630 of £14,500 goal

Raised by 5 people in 9 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
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Liphook, Hampshire
Charity Number: 1061693
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LC
£25
Lyn Case
6 months ago
PH
£50
Peter Hooker
9 months ago
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£25
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9 months ago
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