Meet a sign writer - Simon Hirst - Circus prop hire

There are some people in life that I hear about and just have to meet. Have to jump in the car, race up the motorway and ride over an incredibly bumpy track to get to.

Simon Hirst is one of those people, talented and humble with the most amazing selection of vintage and vintage inspired Circus and fairground prop hire. There are traditional swing boats for family events and signs, games and props for parties and as it turns out, for music video recordings as well.

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I had been researching for weeks, a local source of a few props for Sammy's party this coming Saturday, but when I stumbled upon Simon, I was left open mouthed!

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Whilst not from fairground background, Simon has always had a love of the Circus and one of his first pieces in his collection was his beloved Henry - the carousel horse. An accomplished sign writer, Simon creates incredible works of art that look as though they are from a bygone era of traditional fun. You can see his full range on his website Traditional Fair.

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I was so impressed by the attention to detail, the total illusion that some of his replicas are indeed replicas. Simon travels the country with his collection of fantastic Circus memorabilia and hires our various fete games for events and weddings.

I will be seeing Simon again this weekend when I carefully bundle Henry the horse and the 8ft long Circus sign into our Pathfinder! It is going to be a very special photo booth at this party!

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Thank you to Simon for letting me share my photographs - what an absolute pleasure.

ps. He loves Pinterest as much as I do - what a guy!

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