Community News: Much To Do at The Royston May Fayre by Clive Porter

Although the depressing damp weather may have disappointed the crowds from near and far that turned out for the Royston May Fayre the eclectic mix of exciting and varied activities dealt up by the hosting organisers certainly didn’t.

A much loved event, with a vast repertoire of stimulating attractions, the annual Fayre, which is sponsored jointly by the Royston First Bid, the Royston Town Council, and the local Royston Rotary Club, and is held in the Royston Priory Memorial Gardens with a classic car event in the nearby Royston Town Hall car park, never fails to put a smile on everyone’s face.

With entertainment from Royston Town Band, Professor Crump, Punch & Judy,  and a novelty dog show organised by Royston Vets, amongst many other exciting activities, families were spoilt for choice. There was a large array of community stalls, selling a wide selection of commodities from cakes and plants to non-alcoholic cocktails and a whole host of other goodies. The crowds could enjoy their luck on the tombola stall, or even more daringly try out their archery skills, or rather more calmly take a ride on a miniature train provided by the local Model Engineering Club.

As ever, the well-supported Rotary Club classic car show attracted its usual large turnout of treasured, gleaming historic vehicles. Outgoing Mayor, Cllr Lisa Adams allotted her vote for the ‘Best Turned Out Vehicle’ to James Quinn’s immaculate 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Mk111 GT, and her ‘Best Classic Bike’ went to Terry Cooper’s 1965 250cc Ariel Arrow, which he restored some six yeas ago. This was his second year winning the coveted prize.  Whilst the Rotary Club Prize for the Best Bike was awarded to a 1962 Triumph T100SS belonging to Ken Stratton.

The 2024 May Fayre was described by the Royston Town Council as ‘Another Fabulous Event’


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