May Day Fayre
The first bank holiday in May, known as the May Day Bank Holiday, marks the annual May Day Fayre that is organised by Rotary Club of Leighton Linslade.2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the first May Fayre, which was the brainchild of Terry Warburton of the All Saints Church.
Over the next 25 years it has grown into the largest outside event in Central Bedfordshire and the start of the social calendar of the town. The central theme of the Fayre hasn't changed in those 25 years, as it is still a meeting point of the various charities in the town and the general public. Often it is a forum where the charities can explain what they do, and for others it used to raise much needed funds.
In 2014, as ever, the High Street was full of stalls, both from various charity organisations, and some local businesses. Entertainment was provided by a wide variety of dance & musical groups ranging from The Heath Band who opened the Fayre, street dancing, Zumba, jazz & brass bands, Leanne Hughes Dance Theatre school and the event finished with a Tai-Chi demonstration, an ideal, calm way to end the day.
Although the weather wasn't as sunny as forecast, it stayed dry so everyone could wander around the town without getting wet, so proved the basis for having a good time.
If you want to find out more about the May Fayre, please email us at May Day Fayre.