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Hundreds enjoy 40th Burghfield Mayfayre celebrations





Hundreds of families attended Burghfield’s annual Mayfayre on Sunday, May 12.

The three-day event kicked off with a disco on Friday night at The Hatch — enjoyed by hundreds.

Families try their hand at the egg throwing
Families try their hand at the egg throwing

The festivities concluded with the Mayfayre celebrations held on Sunday, providing a whole host of activities and food and craft stalls for local residents and those visiting from further afield.

Some of the activities includes a ladies’ tug-o-war, a dog show, prince and princess parade and ferret racing.

Families try their hand at the egg throwing
Families try their hand at the egg throwing

The Burghfield Residents’ Association, which organises the annual fair, wrote on its social media: “We hope everyone enjoyed the Mayfayre weekend events.”

Crowds cheer on the Ferret racing
Crowds cheer on the Ferret racing

Residents have also relayed their thanks.

“Thank you to everyone who gave up so much so the village could have its fair,” said one.

“Thank you to all involved. Another amazing day as always,” added another.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Burghfield Hatch for the village's annual Mayfayre
Hundreds of people gathered at the Burghfield Hatch for the village's annual Mayfayre

Some of the charities and organisations in attendance included: Mrs Bland’s PTA, St Mary’s Church, Burghfield, Berkshire Army Cadet Force, Tutts Clump Cider and Delphic Brewing Company.

And the organisers said they also wanted to thank all volunteer marshals, stall holders, bar staff and members of the organising committee for their hard work in preparing the celebrations — plus all those who attended.



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