Village celebrates May fair

Brownies maypole dancing at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Brownies maypole dancing at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Apple bobbing, hook-a-duck and a fancy dress photo booth were some of the activities on offer at Shipham’s popular May fair.

Guides dressing to impress at the photo booth at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Guides dressing to impress at the photo booth at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The spectacle was organised by 1st Shipham brownies, cubs, guides and scouts to raise money for club funds.

Brownies put on a maypole dance, while three pupils from Shipham First School were crowned May king and princesses.

Lenny's Coffee Shop whet visitors' appetites by serving up cream teas, while children tucked into candyfloss and treats.

Sally Hansford from the 1st Shipham Brownies, said: "It was a village day where everyone came together to support it and have fun."

Hooking ducks at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Hooking ducks at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Families attempted to win prizes in a variety of different games and competitions run by the youngsters.

The scouts were in charge of cooking up treats on the barbecue.

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The event was held on the village green and scores of people enjoyed the festivities.

Shipham Brownies running a stall at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Shipham Brownies running a stall at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Shipham scout group cooking up some burgers at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Shipham scout group cooking up some burgers at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Shipham guides apple bobbing at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Shipham guides apple bobbing at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The May King and princesses being crowned at Shipham May Fair. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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