Corgi Garrett Showmans Tractor & Trailer – Limited Edition
J.Rowlands & Sons
- Seven generations of travelling showmen have made Rowlands Fun Fair and Amusements the family business that it is today.
- Like those family members who came before him, David Rowland, current business manager and son of the late Albert Rowland of J Rowland and Sons, has a reputation for delivering the very best in fun fairs and amusements.
- That reputation is thanks to the wealth of knowledge and experience accumulated over decades in the business.
- The first Richard Garrett moved to Leiston in 1778 to work as a bladesmith at a forge in what was then a small village. He took over the business and he and his son gradually built it up so that it was a thriving concern by the time the third Richard Garrett tool over in 1826.
- By 1830, the works was employing 60 men and making a wide range of agricultural tools and machinery and domestic items. By 1851, Garrett’s were employing 300 men, and the village of Leiston had been transformed into a small town.
- By the end of the century, 1,000 men were employed and 90% of the production was going overseas. Times grew harder after the end of the 1914-1918 war, and the business gradually declined until ti finally closed in 1980.
Corgi Vintage Glory
- The Corgi Vintage Glory Collection was launched in 1999 with initial releases covering Showman’s Engines, Heavy Haulage and Construction vehicles. The range continues to this day mainly based on the dedication within the Steeam Vehicle community to keep such vehicles on the road and ever-present at Country Fairs and Steam Events.
- The Vintage Glory range celebrates a golden age and hence is meticulously researched in order to create models of the finest detail and accuracy. The latest additions include the much requested Burrell alongside a host of re-liveried favourites to delight enthusiasts around the world.