Grand May Fayre

THE Horsell Scouts and Guides Grand May Fayre attracted large crowds on a windy but dry Bank Holiday Monday.

The dance group from Summerscales Performing Arts

The event was opened by the Mayor of Woking with a day of activities, stalls and entertainment. There was Morris and Maypole Dancing from the Brownies, dance displays from Summerscales Performing Arts, an “It’s a Knock Out” competition and hourly raffle draws.

A scout group puts their collective backs into it in the Tug o’ War

The highlights were displays from Ridgeside Falconry, based in Co Durham.
May Fayre organising committee chairman Richard Mackie said temperatures were down from last year, when the 2018 heatwave began, and although the drinks didn’t sell out this year, virtually everything went, including the food.

The event was co-sponsored by Seymours estate agents, Trident Honda and Halstead Preparatory School.

“I’d like to thank the organising committee and all the helpers for working so hard to make it such as amazing day,” Richard said.

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ENJOY a grand day out on bank holiday Monday, when Horsell Scouts and Guides are holding their annual Grand May Fayre.

A group of Rainbows and their leaders on their stall at last year’s Grand May Fayre

Well-established on the local calendar of events, the fayre provides the scouting group’s main source of funds. The day promises a variety of excitements. The Ridgeside Falconry Display team will fly their magnificent birds of prey from the main arena, while energetic fayre-goers will find plenty of options from soft play and inflatables to the climbing wall – which is joined this year by a new caving experience.

Or there’s face painting, dog agility, the craft tent, performances from the talented Summercales Dancers and live music from the Music Marquee.

Plenty of food and drink on offer as well, whether from the refreshment tent or BBQ or pancake stall, washed down with fine ales from the busy Thurstons Brewery beer tent. The event will start at 12 noon on Wheatsheaf Recreation Ground, Chobham Road, opened by Woking Mayor Cllr Will Forster.