Back to basics with ADIPS – Chemicals

ADIPS General Manager Carl Hagemann looks at the health risks of hazardous substances and how to handle them safely. As you know, hazardous substances are used for a variety of tasks, from simple cleaning operations to complex chemical processes. Hazardous substances have the potential to …

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Fun of the model fair at Welland Steam Rally

No fewer than 26 exhibits of fairground and circus models were among a packed model exhibition at Welland Steam Rally, where organiser Andrew Grover presented an excellent display. Along with the favourite old tyme rides of gallopers, arks, Cakewalks etc, were more modern rides, including …

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Rides of my Life: Steven Hill

If ever a Showman’s been synonymous with one type of ride, it’s Steven Hill. That’s understandable given that the former Western Section chairman introduced a machine to the UK that would become as commonplace as the waltzer or twist. But he has had other attractions …

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Emily Hill competes again at Horse of the Year Show

UPDATE: We are delighted to say that Emily finished 10th at the show! Emily and her family are thrilled with the result. Well done Emily! NB: The rest of this article was published before the show took place: 7-year-old Emily Hill has won a place …

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Showmen go over the sea to Lerwick for Tall Ships Race

Enthusiast John Marshall got in touch with World’s Fair to tell us about the Showmen who took a fair – and the ferry – to the Shetland Isles for the Tall Ships Race. Lerwick in the Shetland Islands doesn’t get too many visits from a funfair …

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Back to basics with ADIPS – Chemicals

ADIPS General Manager Carl Hagemann looks at the health risks of hazardous substances and how to handle them safely. As you know, hazardous substances are used for a variety of tasks, from simple cleaning operations to complex chemical processes. Hazardous substances have the potential to …

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Rides of my Life: James Cox

Notts & Derbys Showman James Cox never wanted to get into catering, but now it’s his bread and butter – along with some carefully selected rides. Here, he tells World’s Fair about his favourite rides. Jump & Smile In the late ‘90s, my mum and dad …

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Back to basics with ADIPS: drugs & alcohol

ADIPS General Manager Carl Hagemann looks at the health & safety risks of drugs and alcohol on the fairground, your legal duties and how to deal with the issues. Question? Will Safety Advisory Groups (SAGs), Local Authorities or the HSE focus more on drugs and …

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London Showman John Biddall returns to his roots in the Capital

We caught up with veteran Showman John Biddall recently as he attended the annual street fair at the Hampstead Summer Festival. Hampstead Summer Festival returned in style again this year, as did the popular street fair held on the capital’s Heath Street. Now in its …

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The Rides of my Life: William Henry Clark

The Clark family are one of the mainstays of the North East fairground circuit. Yet as a teenager, William Henry Clark got an exciting taste of life beyond the Northern Section with a certain novelty ride. Here he tells us about that and the machines …

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