Horsell May Day Fayres very well

BE PREPARED is their motto, and the boys and girls of Horsell’s Scouts and Guides groups certainly were as they put on a Grand May Fayre to remember at a sunbaked Wheatsheaf Common.

Celebrating its 37th year, the 2015 incarnation of the hugely popular annual spectacular had it all, once Mayor Tony Branagan had declared the festivities open at midday: from traditional Morris and Maypole Dancing to more contemporary performances from local dance troupe, Summerscales Performing Arts.

COLOURFUL AFFAIR - Horsell was rocking

COLOURFUL AFFAIR – Horsell was rocking

That was all before the serious action began, with sprightly Scout and Guide packs pitting their brawn and wits against each other in an It’s a Knockout-style showdown for the honour of lifting the May Fayre Trophy at the end of the day.

Those brave souls with a head for heights who also fancied setting their pulse racing took to the specially installed 8m-high climbing tower.

More genteel pursuits such as arts and crafts stalls and a bumper raffle and tombola prize chest were up for grabs for lucky winning ticket holders.

Those wishing to simply soak up the action and a few rays by the well-stocked refreshments tent (rather than getting soaked, as is usually par for the course on a Bank Holiday) could do so accompanied by the dulcet tones of Woking singing duo Stilwell & Lacey.

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