Daredevil stunts and fearless dogs to appear at Leighton Buzzard May Fayre

Aaron Stannage, 18, jumps a steam engine
Aaron Stannage, 18, jumps a steam engine

Leighton’s spectacular May Fayre is going to be bigger and better than ever this year with top flight entertainment already booked that is expected to be real crowd pleasers.

The organisers, The Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade, are hoping to build on last year’s success by following that old adage of “speculate to accumulate”.

Tilly jumps through fire

Tilly jumps through fire

Rotarian Dave Edwards said: “While the weather was fine and was undoubtedly a factor in making last year’s May Fayre so enjoyable, it has been decided that we should spend out to book some compelling acts to entertain us on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.

“Fortunately several local businesses are helping us by taking space in our programme. It is only with the support of these local people that the May Day Fayre can happen.

“The acts we have booked should appeal to the entire family”.

Daredevils, The Stannage International Stunt Team, is a family affair with father, Mark, and son Aaron, performing feats of incredible danger Mark’s wife Janine commentates.

Mark specializes in car, motorbike, fire and high fall stunts, performing some of the most spectacular stunts ever seen on film or TV.

This world record-breaking stunt team has performed their shows all over Europe and the Middle East,

They will be joined on the day by The Essex Dog Display Team. These clever canines involve the audience in carrying out their tricks which include obstacle races, agility tests and fire jumps!

“On top of all this there’s Tom Smith’s fairground rides, bouncy castles and slides as well as the numerous charity stalls in the High Street and on Parsons Close Recreation Ground,” said Dave.

“Local clubs will be showing what they do and we are even threatened with a visit from the ancient Greek Hoplites in full regalia and armour.

All we need to create a big,big event is fine weather and everyone in Leighton-Linslade to come and enjoy themselves.”

*If any school, charity or good cause wants to raise money or promote themselves they can get a stall by ringing Alan Layzell on 754820 or visit

leightonlinsladerotary.com for an application form.