Fabulous fun at Houghton Regis May Fayre

May Queen Nikola Palcyznska with attendants Ria Modhwadia and Sophie Elms

May Queen Nikola Palcyznska with attendants Ria Modhwadia and Sophie Elms

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The sun shone brightly as Houghton Regis held its annual May Fayre on Saturday.

A trumpet fanfare heralded the beginning of the day as May Queen Nikola Palcyznska and her attendants Ria Modhwadia and Sophie Elms walked through a procession with guards of honour.

They made their way to the stage where Nikola was officially crowned, her attendants received their floral garlands from Town Mayor Cllr Robert Shimmin.

The town council’s events officer Sarah Gelsthorp said: “The sun shone through brightly and many people turned out to take part in the festivities!”

A pastel-coloured 1950s backdrop for the stage was made specially for the occasion by Houghton Regis Craft and Coffee.

“It created the perfect setting for the day,” said Mrs Gelsthorp. “The May Fayre was very enjoyable and Houghton Regis Town Council would like to thank everyone who took part.

“We would also like to thank the Beds and Herts Army Cadet Force’s Dunstable Platoon for their help and support throughout the event.”

Fun-filled activities on the day included maypole dancing lead by professional maypole teacher Mike Ruff, music from Last of the Summer Ukuleles, Beats Working and David Gibbons, as well as a magic show, go karts, and chip pan fire demonstrations by Beds Fire and Rescue Service.