Fortune Teller’s Booth, Happy Homes Exhibition By Humphrey Spender - September 1937

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Visitors outside a fortune teller’s booth at the Happy Homes Exhibition, Drill Hall, Silverwell Street. The exhibition was organised by Bolton Chamber of Trades to promote commerce in Bolton.

The Mass Observation Archive includes a number of accounts written by observers of the exhibition and a brochure listing stalls. Exhibitors included Smith’s Potato Crisps and the Youth Hostel Association as well as local companies. There is also an observation of the entertainment provided by an Italian, Giovanni, whose “violent mismanagement of the English language succeeded in making some first rate cracks.”

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