Hundreds of people turned out in the sunshine for a May Day experience in Braunston.The annual Braunston May Fayre on Monday included a duck race and a laser shoot.Annija Krumins, of Braunston was named as the May Queen and children from the village also entertained the crowd with maypole dancing.Mike Fagan, chairman of the event’s organising committee, said: “It was a lovely day - you couldn’t hope for better weather really.“I didn’t get a single person complain because of the weather.“The highlight was the maypole dancing. I think it is the nicest thing to see on the day. There are not many places that do traditional maypole dancing.“We try to make it a family day out, we don’t charge very much for games and activities. I don’t want people spending huge amounts of money and not getting a lot back for it.”After being crowned new May Queen in a ceremony, Annija was then driven around in a vintage Austin Healey car provided by … [Read more...] about Hundreds attend May Fayre
THOUSANDS of people packed the streets of Henley for the town's annual May Fayre. The event, which was held in Market Place yesterday afternoon, was opened by Henley Mayor Kellie Hinton and special guest Iris Hefner, six. The youngster, who lives in America and is a family friend of Henley mayor-elect Glen Lambert, spent 73 days in hospital undergoing heart surgery then recovering from life-threatening complications. There was a Maypole dancing display by youngsters from the Steph's Dancing Divas and Dudes performing arts school and Morris dancing by Ellington Morris, of Maidenhead. George Nearn-Stuart and Ethan Procter, both eight, were crowned this year's May Kings while George's sister Giselle, six, and six-month-old Camilla Birkett were crowned May Queens. The quartet were judged to have the best fancy dress costumes by Angie Best, who runs the Metaphysical gym at the Henley Business School. There were performances by singer-songwriters Katie Moberly and Lucy Porda as well as … [Read more...] about Sunshine draws crowds to May Fayre
IN PICTURES: May Fayre 2018 The glorious bank holiday weather ensured a record crowd descended on Leighton Buzzard to enjoy the annual May Fayre today. Many thousands of visitors enjoyed the festivities which were split between the High Street and Parson’s Close Recreation Ground.There were several new acts including strong man The Mighty Smith, Zoot the stiltwalker, and gun dogs.The activities began at 10am when the fayre was officially opened by Air Commodore Gordon Moulds CBE.The excitement carried on until 5pm.Leighton-Linslade Rotary Club organised the event and most of the proceeds from this year’s fayre will go to its ‘Yes We Can’ disability sports programme.Richard Johnson OBE, President of the Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade, said: “There was a record number of people, it was the hottest day in memory [for the event] and it was a fantastic experience for everyone. “Leighton-Linslade showed its true community spirt and established … [Read more...] about Leighton Buzzard’s May Fayre is a scorching success!
PUBLISHED: 10:01 06 May 2018 Georgia Barrow GStars dancers put on a show at last year's May Fayre. Picture: Clive Porter Clive Porter Royston May Fayre will be on in full swing this bank holiday Monday at the Priory Memorial Gardens and will be accompanied by a 40s style concert. The fayre offers plenty of activities including fairground rides, bouncy castles, a climbing wall, Punch & Judy and charity stalls. Along with all of that, there will also be a historical vehicle show at the Royston Town Hall car park from 11.30am, and an environmental fair section which will feature a recycled crafts stall, birds of prey, Shepreth Wildlife Conservation charity with their hedgehogs and North Herts Bee Keeping. On top of all of that, there will be a live concert by Kimberley Devonshire and The Opus 17 Swing Band at The Old Bull Hotel from 2.15pm for 40s music fans. They will perform a wide range of songs, from Dinah Washington’s Mad About The Boy to Patsy Kline’s Crazy. … [Read more...] about Royston set for 2018 May Fayre
PUBLISHED: 13:07 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 20 April 2018 Chris Flanagan The family fun day will be at Essendon CoE Primary School. Archant A primary school is set to hold a “wonderful” May fayre with a huge raffle. Essendon CofE Primary School’s event will be on Sunday, May 20 between 11.30am and 3.30pm, at which organisers expect around 400 people to attend. The highlight for many will be the raffle, with several luxurious prizes up for grabs such as a helicopter ride, overnight stay for two at The Hertford House Hotel and hundreds of pounds worth of vouchers. A spokesperson said: “We are super excited that the mayoress of Welwyn and Hatfield will be attending our event to draw our raffle. We are hoping to do this between 2pm and 3pm.” Visitors will also be able to enjoy a barbecue, bar, fun inflatables and numerous craft stalls. There is also plenty for the youngsters to get their teeth into such as a a bouncy castle, slide, maze, hamster … [Read more...] about Helicopter ride up for grabs at school’s May fayre