Celebrating 60 years since the first Game Fair in 1958, visitors to Ragley Hall in July will enjoy the events first ever Museum! A showcase of the countryside’s paraphernalia from the 50’s and 60’s. You will be amazed how tradition isn’t so traditional with products and exhibits from todays well known brands and some others now long gone.
Watch the first ever Game Fair on film here
Curated by Bill Harriman, writer and broadcaster whose interest in firearms and other weapons stems from the time when he built kits of guns as a boy. He has a personal collection of over 150 military rifles and their accessories dating from the 1830s to the First World War.
As a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, he has sought to communicate his passion for weapons and their place in history to a wider audience. He has campaigned for fair and effective firearms laws that achieve a proper balance between the needs of public safety, the possession of firearms by suitable people for hunting, sport shooting and the preservation of heritage.
Bill is a professional member of the Forensic Science Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He practices as a firearms forensic examiner and has been Director of Firearms at the British Association for Shooting and Conservation since 1991.
“My congratulations to The Game Fair on reaching its 60th birthday. I have been going to it since the 1970s, first as a private punter, then as a BASC volunteer and latterly as a BASC staff member. I look forward to working with The Game Fair team on curating the museum to celebrate the anniversary.”
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