All the fun of the May Fair in Mayfield

Dancers at the May Fair
Dancers at the May Fair

Local residents and visitors braved early rain to flock to Mayfield’s annual May Fair.

The village was packed as the High Street closed to through traffic and stallholders donned waterproofs to sell their wares.But their optimism paid dividends as the clouds cleared mid morning and the sun shone through.

Thrones were set up in place for the May Queen and May King to survey the revelry.

The fair started as the parade moved off up the High Street led by Jack in the Green and followed by the Mayfield Silver Band. Children from five local schools performed a series of intricate Maypole dances and the theme of dance continued with the energetic Ashdown Forest Morris Men.

Robin Hooders re-enacted famous scenes from the legend including sparring with staffs. During a quieter interlude people enjoyed a display of classic cars and face painting.

Giant skittles attracted the sporting folk. The whole event re-connected the village with its medieaval past.

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