Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is operated by the Fairground Heritage Trust (registered charity no. 293579).
Its aim is to preserve historic fairground equipment, imagery and memorabilia for future generations, in the hope of fostering understanding of, and support for, a genuinely national institution.
As a vital ingredient in the genesis of leisure in this country, the Fairground Heritage Trust believes that fairground has played just as important a role as any other type of popular entertainment in shaping today’s society. Your contribution to the Walk of Fame will enable the Trust to continue this work.
As part of our expansion of Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, we are intending to expand the original buildings, incorporating several new features and walkways. We need your help to achieve this and are inviting you to become a part of the Museum’s fabric. For a donation of as little as £50 you can have your name or a message carved into a brick that will be built into the museum.
We are offering you the opportunity to commemorate a birthday, record the life of a family member or colleague, publicise your business, have a moan or celebrate your divorce. In short you can put any message onto your brick
and it will be displayed in the museum and then it will be built into the fabric of the new development.
There are two sizes of bricks available: the smallest at 210x 105mm (8”x4”) takes up to two lines of 16 characters. The larger size is 210x210mm (8” x 8”) and can have up to four lines of 16 characters and is especially useful for businesses or for that longer personal message. Each brick is engraved to a standard depth with your selected message and you have the choice of either Gold or Black lettering.
Your donation is investing in the future of the Fairground Heritage Trust’s work and at the same time, recording a timeless memorial for you, your family, your business or friends; one that will be seen by thousands of visitors every year.
Businesses may also wish to use this facility as a low-cost way of sponsoring The Fairground Heritage Trust, obtaining tax advantages and gaining exposure to a large audience at the same time. We also have the facility to embed your company logo in a bespoke brick if required.
This unique and fun way to support the Trust can be available to you, by making a payment for one of the two sizes of bricks available. A form will then be e-mailed to you for you to record your message and other details.
Your donation will be used by the Trust to conserve the National Collection of Fairground Rides and Ephemera, to expand the existing Museum displays and to add new items to the collection in line with the Trust’s acquisition policy.
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also Gift Aid your donation. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, we get an extra 25 pence from HMRC, helping your donation to go further. This means that £50 can be turned into £62.50 just so long as donations are made through Gift Aid. If applicable, please complete the appropriate section of your brick order form which we will e-mail to you.