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Yorkshire’s showmen keep spirit of Hull Fair alive despite Covid cancellation

Hull Fair
The Yorkshire Section of the Showman’s Guild honoured the 800-year old charter of Hull Fair with a flying chair ride in Queen’s Square this week, despite the event being cancelled for the first time since WWII due to coronavirus.

UK and European showmen still fighting side-by-side, 40 years on

Showmen The Worlds Fair issue
Forty years on from a historic meeting between members of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain and the European Showmen’s Union (ESU), a letter of support has been sent from the European campaign group to their UK equivalents - pledging cross-Channel solidarity through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Showmen secure parliamentary consultation on Red Diesel

Showmen parliamentary consultation red diesel
The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain secured the support of Margaret Ferrier MP in calling for the Red Diesel tax rebate to be extended to the showmen community, following the removal of entitlements announced in the Budget.

Showmen’s Guild offers rule changes following CMA concerns

Coin slot guild
The Showmen’s Guild has taken constructive steps following dialogue with the Competition and Markets Authority, agreeing to alter its carnival rulebook to meet competition concerns.   Responding to the CMA’s suggestion back in December that the showmen’s rules were hindering competition, the 2,000 member-strong association has announced plans to revise its rules as well as updating its manifesto to allow customers...

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