Leighton’s May Day Fayre is giving its organisers a bit of a headache this year – there are so many attractions it is becoming difficult to know where to put them all!
There will be the spectacular Royal Navy Field Gun races on Parson’s Close Recreation Ground, Tom Smith will be bringing his rides to Church Square and at the bottom of the High Street and, for the first time in many years, there will be a helter skelter at the Market Cross end.
Organiser David Edwards added: “Not only that we shall have a dodgems ride at the bottom of the recreation ground. That is a first and will undoubtedly be a big draw for the youngsters.
“Also up by the Market Cross there will be James Cracknell’s boat Tempest Two. This is the boat that he rowed The Atlantic in and you will be able to take a seat on board and imagine what it might have been like to face those Atlantic rollers. This is supplied by Atlantic Experience.
The fayre will also have one of the first visits from OSCAR, Central Beds Council’s road safety car, in which you can sit and go for an interactive drive.
David said: “It enables you to experience the true sensations of driving. It rocks and even crashes! Your friend s can watch your progress – or lack thereof – from a screen outside.”
There will be stalls both in the High Street and on Parson’s Close on May 4. They are still available, so if you belong to a club or group that wants to promote itself or raise funds, give Alan Layzell a call on 01525 754820.