Royston May Fayre packed to the rafters with party goers

PUBLISHED: 11:57 03 May 2016 | UPDATED: 12:56 03 May 2016

Three-year-old Alice Perkins from Royston in Carnival Mood. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

Three-year-old Alice Perkins from Royston in Carnival Mood. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

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Priory Gardens was packed out on Monday for the Royston’s annual May Fayre, with face-painting, rock-climbing and dog and car shows among the countless distractions on offer.

Four-year-old James Smith practices  his circus skills. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Four-year-old James Smith practices his circus skills. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

There was ice cream, Punch and Judy and a ‘beat the keeper’ football stand – and kids seeking a bit more of an adrenaline rush could go down a towering inflatable slide or have a go at bungee trampolining.

The wall climbers. PICTURE: David Hatton.The wall climbers. PICTURE: David Hatton.

Tying into the fayre was the Rotary Club of Royston’s annual Historic Vehicle Show in the town hall car park, with the mayor Ben Lewis among the multitude of admiring onlookers.

Webster was awarded the Novelty Dog Show's most handsome pooch, here he is pictured with his handler, Tanya Jones. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Webster was awarded the Novelty Dog Show's most handsome pooch, here he is pictured with his handler, Tanya Jones. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

He judged and awarded one of the prizes at the show, picking out a 1954 Ford Popular 103E restored to its former glory by Richard Healey.

Thomas Asher, 1, has a go at the wheel of a Fordson Super Dexta tractor from the 1960s, helped by dad Crow journalist JP Asher.Thomas Asher, 1, has a go at the wheel of a Fordson Super Dexta tractor from the 1960s, helped by dad Crow journalist JP Asher.

The mayor said: “I was quite awestruck how many people have made the effort to turn out. The quality of the cars was so amazing as well, and so varied, that it was a difficult choice.

Richard Healey, winner of the mayor's award at the Classic Car Show, poses with the mayor of Royston Ben Lewis and his champion 1954 Ford Popular 103E.Richard Healey, winner of the mayor's award at the Classic Car Show, poses with the mayor of Royston Ben Lewis and his champion 1954 Ford Popular 103E.

“Richard, who did the Popular – he’s spent about 20 years on that car, really put his life and soul into it. It’s just amazing.”

Royston Town Band perform. PICTURE: Clive Porter.Royston Town Band perform. PICTURE: Clive Porter.

The president’s award – given by Royston Rotary president David Williams – went to Gary Seeley and his Chevrolet minicab from 1948.

The prize for the best motorcycle was won by Michael Jiggins for his Norton bike.

For more see roystonrotary.com.

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