Community comes together for the May Fair

Local residents came together this weekend to celebrate the return of the Alderley Edge May Fair, which fittingly took place on the birthday of its inspiration, Christine Munro.

The fun kicked off with a Friday evening of sports and music in the village park, including a junior fun run, football for the grown ups and music for everyone, headlined by Abba tribute band UK Bjorn.

Then on Saturday the parade took place down London Road, despite a few omissions due to isolation issues, led by the May Queen Mia Lamb and her Princess Olivia Wilson.

They were followed by an array of participants including CHYPS, Echo Performing Arts and pupils from Alderley Edge Primary School, along with vintage bikers, retro cars, classic motorcycles, clowns and circus acts.

Throughout the afternoon, the park played host to 76 artisan market stalls, local dance acts, live music, funfair rides, the village dog show, circus workshops and live performance in the tipi.

Paul Marshall, Organising Committee, said "It seemed to me that the village was ready for a party, and we are so grateful for the support that we received this weekend from the local community. Seeing so many familiar faces and feeling a community spirit in one place has lifted us, I am sure, and I would like to thank everyone who attended this weekend.

"We knew that this was going to be a tough May Fair to pull off, but we do have a brilliant team and we were determined to put on the best show that we could."

The team of volunteers were busy cleaning up once the fun had finished on Saturday evening and returned this morning so the park will be back to normal by lunchtime.

Photos courtesy of Lee Calver.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Christine Munro
Monday 13th September 2021 at 8:38 am
It was great to see the May Fair back again in the village. Friday night was amazing and Saturday was just what we all needed. Thankyou to everyone who helped. You did a fantastic job.
David Hadfield
Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 6:42 am
Yes, a great weekend, especially with all the hard work involved organising it.
Tuesday 14th September 2021 at 4:07 pm
Poor show.other countries organise better.same old fairs year after year.organisers should visit other countries to learn from them.typical of british old fashion ways of doing
David Hadfield
Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 6:13 am
Looks like Raj Nundlall has volunteered to organise next year's Alderley Fair.
Let's hope he gets some dedicated volunteers to join him ?
Jean Wearne
Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 9:22 am
Congratulations to all concerned. It was great to see so many local people there. A real village event once more.
Carol Jones
Monday 20th September 2021 at 12:09 pm
Absolutely lost for words by the only negative comment from Raj Nundall,the time and effort taken to organise a lovely event for all the local community to enjoy.If you’ve not got anything nice to say don’t say anything!