Mr Monkey read a series of information panels about some of the things on display, then went to find what was happening in Tom Norman's showvan. A nice lady called Miss Behave* was acting as barker, and kept a growing crowd entertained while they waited for a film to finish so a live magic show could start. After a longish short wait Mr Monkey scampered into the booth and watched an exciting and perplexing magic show by Andrew Van Buren recreating a hundred years or so of illusionism.
You can read about Tom Norman at the National Fairground Archive website, about Miss Behave at Miss Behave - Still Misbehaving website, and about the Van Burens at the Van Buren's World of Illusions website.
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