A children's carousel is back in Hounslow months after it was booted out despite huge public support.
John Buckland and his brother Nathan are running the popular ride at Bell Square, outside The Bell pub, just off Hounslow High Street, every Saturday and during school holidays.
His return makes the latest twist in a long-running saga which began last May, when Hounslow Council refused to renew Mr Buckland's licence to operate outside the Treaty Centre in Hounslow High Street.
Nearly 1,700 people signed a petition to save the carousel, which he and his family had been running at the site for some 20 years, but to no avail.
However, Mr Buckland refused to give up the fight and was eventually invited back to the new site, run by Tudor Markets, over Christmas.
He said he has been told he can pitch there at weekends and during school breaks, but only when there are no shows in the open-air performance space.
With a new programme of events in Bell Square due to start this April, that means he faces an uncertain future.
"It's been a long, hard slog to get a place back in Hounslow but it's been good to see some of the old faces," he said. "However, trade's been quite slow because there's 70% less footfall here than at my old location, and I'm paying three times as much to operate."
Mr Buckland added that he has had to put his prices up by 50% to £1.50 a ride but is offering discount vouchers to loyal customers.
He said the council had offered him a place in Feltham and at the Sunday market in Brentford but there was already a children's ride in the former and too little custom at the latter.