Family Run

The Chadwick name has been associated with travelling fairs for over a century.

From his Warrington base, Richard Chadwick used a horse-drawn wagon to travel his Alpine/Tyrolean “zip wire” in the late 19th Century, entertaining the public far and wide.

Family Run Picture 1
As a leading showman of the day, he was present at the formation of the Van Dwellers’ Protection Association at the Black Lion Hotel in Salford in November 1889. This trade association, which represents professional fairground organisers across the country, was renamed The Showmen’s Guild in 1917, and the Chadwick family has remained as a member ever since.

Family Run picture 2



Let Walter Chadwick IV, a direct descendent of Richard Chadwick and head of Family Fun Fairs, help plan your next event.