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Village enjoys May fair to raise money for heritage site

PUBLISHED: 14:03 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:39 15 May 2018

Human fruit machine by members of the Winscombe Contact Scheme.

Human fruit machine by members of the Winscombe Contact Scheme.


Samba dancing and tennis taster sessions were just some of the activities on offer at Winscombe’s May fair.

The village celebrated its ninth May fair on the green on Saturday and scores of families joined in with the fun.

Weston MP John Penrose opened the event before schoolchildren carried out a traditional dance around the maypole.

The North Somerset Samba drummers had people dancing around the green while children and adults took turns in the stocks being pelted with wet sponges.

Revellers also enjoyed meeting birds from Avon Owls and taking part in the games on offer.

The green was previously an old station and May is the most attractive time of year for the heritage and conservation site which is cared for by volunteers.

Villagers have worked hard to enhance the woodland areas and encourage wildflowers and wildlife.

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