THE UNMUTUAL PRISONER LOCATIONS GUIDE

BATTERSEA FUNFAIR, LONDON

Photo: Stewart Townsend. Location/Series Info: Rick Davy.

IN THE PRISONER: In "The Girl Who Was Death", Number Six follows Death to a busy funfair.

IN REALITY: The fairground sequences were jointly filmed at the Kursaal Funfair in Southend, and Battersea funfair. Battersea Funfair opened as the Festival Pleasure Gardens in 1951 (as part of the Festival of Britain) and sadly closed in the mid-1970s. Two books about the Battersea and Kursaal Funfairs have recently been published, and are available from http://www.joylandbooks.com. Pathe news footage of Battersea can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-zH79PYKJI&feature=youtu.be

 



Many thanks to Nick Laister of Joyland Books and Anthony Mckay for the additional Information.

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