3:00pm Saturday 12th May 2012
A marching band, morris men and belly dancers were among delights for hundreds of people who turned out for Trowbridge’s annual May Fayre.
The event, organised by the Trowbridge Lions Club, was launched on Saturday by outgoing mayor Nick Blakemore and featured an eclectic mix of entertainment along Fore Street.
The Wiltshire Youth Marching Band, run by husband-and-wife team Martin and Emma Clarridge, got the festival atmosphere started with a parade.
Barbershop quartet A Cut Above followed with rousing songs to serenade shoppers.
Then Holt’s Morris Men joined the festivities, followed by the Wiltshire Belly Dance group.
The Young Shamrock Irish Dancers then showed off their talents, while bargain hunters snapped up gifts from 20 stalls run by Trowbridge charities, organisations and schools.
Town crier Trevor Heeks organised the day’s entertainment for the Lions.
Peter Cook, the group’s fundraising chairman, said: “Trevor’s entertainment selection this year was very varied and the day went extremely well, but, for me, the highlight was the Wiltshire Youth Marching Band, who put on an impressive marching display, yet they are all so young.”
Charlie Hope, a lamb abandoned by its mother at Larkrise Community Farm, was made a special guest for the day.
He was the centre of attention with the children, who were able to pet him along with other animals from the farm.
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