A May Fair proved that, after 30 years, it is an important village tradition.

Run by St John The Baptist Parish Church, it took place at the Morgan Recreation Ground on May Day Holiday Monday. “The whole village turns out for lots of good bargains and fun,” said a spokesperson for the church.As with any good fair, there were attractions for all the family. Younger patrons could enjoy bouncy castles, Percy’s Horses, a visit from a real fire engine and Sam the Train, run by West Forest Round Table. Older visitors could enjoy a beer tent, a tea tent, a cake stall run by the Mothers’ Union, a very large white elephant stall, a book stall and numerous other activities. “The plant stall has a strong reputation and many in Crowthorne rely on it as the source for their new plants,” the spokesperson added.Entertainment came from the Yateley Morrismen, Sandhurst Silver Band and the Church’s own singing group, GlorEE.The fair involves a year of preparation and the church says it is grateful for the support of local tradesmen.The £6,000 raised by the fair will be used as a contribution towards the cost of the Church and to support seven charities.

Plans are already being made for next year’s May fair which will again be held on the Holiday Monday.