At what must be the largest convocation of Mayors and their consorts in the north-west, the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain (Lancashire & Cheshire section) said “thank” you to over 40 towns that host one or more of their members’ fairs over the year.

There were about 150 guests and members of the Guild at their annual luncheon at the Village Hotel, Bury.  Sue and I shared a table with the charter Mayor and Mayoress of Ellesmere Port, Peter and Sharon Rooney, together with Paul Whatmore and wis wife Lynne who edits the showmen’s newspaper, “Worlds Fair” and who donated a gallon bottle of whiskey for the “Heads & Tails” competition – sadly I didn’t win.

Also present were our good friends the Mayor of Winsford, Steve Smith and his consort Mark, and the Mayor of Frodsham, Mallie Poulton with his consort for the day, CWaC Cllr Lynne Riley, and the Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Angela Claydon.

 

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