The principal object of the Showmen's Guild has remained the same for over 100 years; to protect the interest of its

members - travelling showmen who gain their livelihoods by attending fun fairs.

It does this in two ways; by its code of Rules and through the constitutional process of the land.

The Guild Rule book ensures that all members have equal status within the Guild, regardless of the scope of their

operation as individual businessmen.

The Rules, which are enforced by the Guild's own disciplinary tribunals, cover such matters as the orderly running of

thefairs and the conduct of members, both on and off fairgrounds.

There are 4000 active members of the Showmen's Guild representing 20,000 or more travelling families, whose lives -

and those of their ancestors for several generations - have been devoted to entertaining the public.

Not to be confused with gypsies, we are an individual community who put on in excess of

200 fairs weekly - from March to November - and many that are held in winter too, both here and abroad. The

Showmen's Guild has a Central Office and ten Section Offices See map of UK Sections for more info.

Each Section has a Committee who are responsible for carrying out the objects of the Guild within its area and dealing

with matters of a local nature, which affects its members.

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  Click Here For Rules of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain 2018-2019

These pages  contain all the Rules; the Standing Orders and each Section’s Bye Laws.

They are an extract  from the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain Year Book  2018-2019”

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The principal object of the Showmen's Guild has

remained the same for over 100 years; to protect

the interest of its members - travelling showmen

who gain their livelihoods by attending fun fairs.

It does this in two ways; by its code of Rules and

through the constitutional process of the land.

The Guild Rule book ensures that all members

have equal status within the Guild, regardless of

the scope of their operation as individual

businessmen.

The Rules, which are enforced by the Guild's own

disciplinary tribunals, cover such matters as the

orderly running of thefairs and the conduct of

members, both on and off fairgrounds.

There are 4000 active members of the Showmen's

Guild representing 20,000 or more travelling

families, whose lives - and those of their

ancestors for several generations - have been

devoted to entertaining the public.

Not to be confused with gypsies, we are an

individual community who put on in excess of

200 fairs weekly - from March to November - and

many that are held in winter too, both here and

abroad. The Showmen's Guild has a Central

Office and ten Section Offices See map of UK

Sections for more info.

Each Section has a Committee who are

responsible for carrying out the objects of the

Guild within its area and dealing with matters of a

local nature, which affects its members.

Hull Fair Hull Fair From the Air

  Click Here For Rules of the Showmen’s Guild of Great

Britain 2018-2019

These pages  contain all the Rules; the Standing

Orders and each Section’s Bye Laws.

They are an extract  from the Showmen’s Guild of

Great Britain Year Book  2018-2019”

All the fun of the fair

Copyright Showmen’s Guild