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Fairground Suicide by Dan W Griffin
Fairground Suicide

Acrylics on 40 x 30cm canvas board (50 x 40cm Framed)

As a student I spent a summer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach working as a ride operator, mostly on a ride known as The Avalanche.  It was my second job of that summer; the first was at McDonald’s for three days during which I caused £11,000 of damage by destroying all of their fire doors… but that’s another tale for another time.

It was a good summer, and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it apart from the ride crashing the first time I was put in charge of it.  The Health & Safety Board would quickly certify that it wasn't my fault and the only injuries were whiplash suffered by a group whose leader pointed to the possibility of financial compensation. 

'Fairground Suicide' was inspired by pleasant memories of that summer working with a team of incredibly friendly and funny guys.  I don’t know about the title.  It just worked.

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