THE UNMUTUAL PRISONER LOCATIONS GUIDE
BATTERSEA FUNFAIR, LONDON
Photo: Stewart Townsend. Location/Series Info: Rick Davy, with thanks to Tina Jerke.
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, with brief shots from stock footage of the 1967 EXPO in Montreal, Canada. 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 and the Pathe footage which features the EXPO footage included in the episode is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEly-bm5eU0 (watch from 7.54).
Many thanks to Nick Laister of Joyland Books and Anthony Mckay for the additional Information.
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