Fun in the Sun at the May Fair


Hundreds of people turned out for the Henley Round Table May Fair yesterday at Mill Meadows to enjoy the family entertainment and activities in the sunshine.

Lots of local community groups had stalls there including 1st Henley Guides selling plants and running other traditional fair games and Trinity Pre-School who were fundraising for staff training to become a fully-fledged Forest School were selling home-made cakes, pre-loved toys and books. Henley Lions had two great fun games – the human fruit machine to win a cuddly lion and the children’s favourite hook the duck.  Henley Tennis Club also had a stall promoting the club and the opportunity to enjoy a game of swingball in the sun.  Gill Chappell, leader of 1st Henley Guides was really pleased to let us know that the Guides made over £140 which will go towards their 2014 to Switzerland.

The ferret racing was really popular with the crowds cheering them on and the live bands in the bandstand provided great musical entertainment for the afternoon.

James Fox, 3 was crowned the May Fair King and Matilda Macartney, aged 6 who attends Rupert House school was crowned the May Fair Queen by the Mayor.

Children were invited to enter the baking competitions to bake a big cake, cup cakes or a tray bake.

Robert Tatman from Henley Round Table announced today that they had raised £1995 for local charities from the May Fair.