UK, 1964
Length: 18'
Director: David Gladwell & Derrick Knight

Production Company: Derrick Knight & Partners
Photography: Peter Jessop, Brian Probyn
Editor: David Gladwell
Filmed in: Techniscope
Colour by: Technicolor
Sound: Derek Taylor
Sound System: Westrex Recording System

Co-directed by innovative British filmmakers David Gladwell and Derrick Knight, The Great Steam Fair is a beautifully crafted documentary filmed at Shottesbrooke Park, Berkshire in 1964 at a nostalgic event which brought together many traditional fairground rides and steam engines. The film skilfully combines the techniques of traditional sponsored documentary with the new approaches of the direct cinema movement.