May Queen opens annual fair

Maypole dancing at the Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross
Maypole dancing at the Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Hundreds of people visited Studham’s May Fair on Saturday, raising thousands for the upkeep of St Mary’s Church.

The May Queen, Cara Field, declared the fair open at 2pm at The Common, followed by maypole dancing by the children of Studham School.

The May Queen and her attendants. Photo by Joanna Cross

The May Queen and her attendants. Photo by Joanna Cross

Visitors enjoyed a fun dog show, stalls, a raffle with a £100 first prize, sideshows and a Pimms stall.

The annual event was organised by the Friends of Studham Church, a support group for the church, who were pleased that the rain held off until later in the day.

The event was free to attend with proceeds going to the upkeep of St Mary’s Church building and surrounds.

A spokesman said: “The May Fair went really well, hundreds of people attended.

The fun dog show. Photo by Joanna Cross

The fun dog show. Photo by Joanna Cross

“We raised just over £6,000, which is a fantastic amount.

“Despite the overcast weather we still had a great turn out.

“Everyone really enjoyed the afternoon, in particular, the fun dog show and maypole dancing.

“The May Queen was joined by her attendants, Ella Mutsaers and Chloe Sweetman, the Queen declared the Fair open.

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

“The event was sponsored by Field & Country and we would like to thank everyone that contributed to the May Fair.”

> If you would like to help out in the future at the May Fair or have any ideas for the annual event in Studham, send an email to: info@studhamfriends.co.uk.

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross

Studham May Fair 2016. Photo by Joanna Cross