The Society of Independent Roundabout Proprietors was founded in 1985 by a group of independent showmen

The Society's members are professional and semi-professional showmen owning and operating principally pre-WWII fairground equipment, including steam powered, wood framed and hand-turned fairground rides. Also included are supporting attractions such as coconut shies, shooting galleries, hoopla stalls and vintage slot machine arcades (defined as pre-1971 machines) Individual businesses need representation in order to communicate directly with Government departments and to keep abreast of legislation affecting their business.

The Society maintains close links with many Government departments such as H & SE and the Home Office and has advised on and affected many changes in law that would otherwise have made the operation of Britain's historic fairground heritage virtually impossible.

The Society is relatively small in numbers, but represents the vast majority of operators of vintage fairground equipment. We aim to maintain very high standards of presentation. It is a condition of membership that all equipment must be tested yearly by a NAFLIC (The National Association For Leisure Industry Certification) appointed tester under the ADIPS (Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme) and all equipment must be fully insured.

Secretary and Membership
Jack Schofield
c/o 66 Carolgate
DN22 6ET
01777 702872
Mobile 07703 210807
Stephen Postlethwaite
01722 714786
Mobile 07710 287251

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