Hundreds enjoy Crowthorne May FayreBy Becky Barnes
May 11, 2012
A park was filled with fun, music and laughter as people came in their hundreds to Crowthorne May Fayre on Monday.
The annual event, organised by members of St John the Baptist Church in Morgan Recreation Ground, Wellington Road, was opened by Bracknell Forest mayor, Councillor Chris Turrell.
Cllr Turrell said: “It’s really good to see so many people.
“I managed to pull a table cloth from under some china and played on the roulette wheel.”
Activities included tombolas, a bouncy castle and slide and rides on Sam the Train.
Jill Stockton, of Duke’s Ride, Crowthorne, was there with husband David and daughters Phoebe, seven, and Georgie, 10.
She said: “We have come every year for nine years – the children always enjoy coming and having a go on the bouncy castle.”
Catherine Pandya, of bric-a-brac stall the White Elephant, was running the stall for the 13th year.
She said: “It was very wet this morning so hopefully the rain will hold off.”
There was also a plant stall, run by church volunteers, a cake stand, run by the Mothers Union, and a stall to raise awareness of Crowthorne Carnival, on Saturday, July 7.
Cllr Jim Finnie was selling raffle tickets for a competition to win £150. He said: “I can’t believe it – this morning was so terrible – but lots of people are here and ticket sales are going well.”
A morris dancing performance marked a change in the weather as the sun came out at about 3pm.
There was also a stall from Wokingham-based youth charity JAC and a Traidcraft stall.