A FAIR boss whose family has brought fun to Cumbria for more 100 years has praised youngsters for following rules - while addressing concerns from the public over social distancing.

Taylor’s Fun Fairs arrived in Millom last week and despite facing some opposition by those who believe they should not be operating during the pandemic, they have seen great success.

Boss David Taylor said: “The government have asked us to get back to normal.

“Fun fairs are allowed to happen: Blackpool is open, Southport is open.

“We have placed extra fences and stewards around the queues. We have Covid-19 signs up and everyone is wearing masks, including the staff.

“There are sanitizing stations and we are sanitizing the rides in between each person getting off and on.”

Some members of the public have shown concern that it may encourage people to discard social distancing.

But the 64-year-old said: “It is very low-key. On one day we had 85 visitors.

“There are no big gatherings and we tell the children to stay in their groups. The young children are all doing their best and so are we.

“A big number of authorities have not allowed fun fairs even though they are allowed.

“We are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

“We are not here to hinder anybody, this is our livelihood.

“My family has been going to Millom for over 100 years, and I would like them to go for 100 more.

“Maybe not me, but certainly my grandchildren.”

Anyone with any concerns or queries can get in contact with Taylor’s Fun Fairs by emailing: info@fun-fairs.com