Fayre weather is all that’s needed for May Day event

L13-533 Leighton Buzzard May Fayre'Extra pix for photo orders
L13-533 Leighton Buzzard May Fayre'Extra pix for photo orders

The stuntmen, performing dogs and fairground rides are booked - now all the May Fayre needs is warm weather.

The Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade has pushed the boat out in an attempt to make Monday’s event (May 5 even more successful than last year.

Leading the list of attractions are the Stannage International Stunt Team, comprised of Mark and Janine Stannage and their son Aaron.

They have performed all over the world and their considerable bag of tricks includes motorbike, escapology and fire stunts.

Joining the stunt family are the Essex Dog Display Team, whose canines take on obstacle courses, agility tests and fire jumps, and Tom Smith’s fairground rides, bouncy castles and slides.

For those who fancy something more relaxing, there will be a chance to take a quick holiday – in old-fashioned style.

Dave Edwards, of the Rotary Club, explained: “I have half a dozen Volkswagen camper vans coming and we are trying to get people in a holiday mood.

“Nowadays people go away in these massive motor homes whereas back in the 1960s and 70s someone got hold of a big van and turned it into a camper van.

“There will also be Wimbledon-style strawberries and cream.”

Around 35 charity stalls will set up shop on the High Street, including the All Saints Preservation Trust’s well-received unwanted Christmas gifts stand, with even more at Parson’s Close Recreation Ground. Other attractions on the day will include farriers, strongmen, a beat the goalie football game and the ever-popular flying chickens.

The fun takes place between 10am and 4pm.