Greetings from the Guild
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.