Thanks Jerry, reading the words via a clockwise motion seems a reasonable explanation to me.
Always thought the continentals did things arse about face.
The Gallopers shown in my opening post is located at Bressingham Steam & Gardens in Norfolk (2.5 miles west of Diss and 14 miles east of Thetford on the A1066) well worth a visit. There is also a small penny arcade, some 1930s and 1950s kiddy rides and a full size 1930s dogems which is great fun!
Illustration below shows the Steam Gallopers at Bressingham. When we were there the original steam engine powering the ride was having its 10 year strip down and rebuild so the ride was powered by an electric motor.
Can thoroughly recommend this for a family day out. Lovely gardens, the site also has a display of old/vintage vehicles, steam engines, a steam railway and also a display of 'Dads Army' memorabilia as a lot of the shows were filmed close by.