Royston May Fayre success

PUBLISHED: 19:55 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 15:45 11 May 2010

THE crowds turned out and the weather was perfect for this year s Royston May Fayre. Thousands attended the Priory Memorial Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday to be part of the activities. And they were given an exciting time with the twisting and turning fro

THE crowds turned out and the weather was perfect for this year's Royston May Fayre.

Thousands attended the Priory Memorial Gardens on Bank Holiday Monday to be part of the activities.

And they were given an exciting time with the twisting and turning from the Kangaroos gymnastic team to the baton-twirling of the Royston-based Electralites majorettes to the skills of the Royston Fire Cadets.

If that wasn't enough, the Royston Town Band and the Opus 17 Band were getting an audience swinging in the beer tent.

The event was organised by Royston Town Council and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Royston, the Royston Round Table and North Herts District Council.

The Crow, too, gives a contribution to the costs of the event.

Town clerk Susan Thornton-Bjork said: "It really was a great success. I think it was the best show we have had and that showed with the number of people who turned out.

"No-one had a bad word about the event and, I think, every really enjoyed themselves."

She added: "Of course, this year we had the weather on our side."

That was certainly true and in perfect conditions the crowd took in the activities in the main arena and looked around the classic car show set up in the Royston Town Hall car park.

Alan Smith with his Velocette Venom won the prize for the best motorcycle in the show while the best car award went to Ben Hogan for his veteran Austin taxi.

Cllr Peter Lill gave his mayor's award to Edward Rayment for his 1933 Austin Seven.

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