The Showmen' Guild of Great Britain
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Showmen's Guild
Lancashire, Cheshire & North Wales Section
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Greetings from the Guild

Lancashire Section Chairman Billy Hill pictured with Deputy Mayor of Blackburn(Centre) and Junior Vice-President David 

The Showmen’s Guild is the official trade body representing the UK fun fair industry – and it all started in Lancashire.

When the fair arrives in your town, it does so after months of planning and co-operation between various parties. The Showmen’s Guild is there to ensure that its members operate honestly and effectively and that fairs run smoothly and safely for the enjoyment of the general public.

Choosing a fairground operator that is a member of The Showmen’s Guild ensures that they carry all the relevant health & safety, insurance and risk assessment certificates and that they adhere to a system of “fair play” that governs the way they do business. If you need a fairground equipment for your event please see our members’ links

The Lancashire, Cheshire & North Wales Section is one of 10 regional offices of The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain. As well as representing most fairground organisers in this area, the Lancashire Section also organises a number of fairs, from Blackburn to Bury.

In an increasingly global industry, members of the Lancashire Section have also been instrumental in taking all the fun of the fair to far flung corners of the earth such as Iceland, New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong.

As they go about their business, The Showmen’s Guild seeks to protect the interests of its members, monitoring new legislation on a variety of issues, from transport to provision of winter quarters. Our education liaison officer also works closely with local authorities so that children from fairground families do not miss out on learning just because they are on the road.

Browse the site to learn more about what we do and how we may help you or, if you are a member, refer to our members’ section for preservation of rights, appeals forms etc.
Funfair, Liverpool City Centre