Bank holiday scorcher brings out record crowd for Aldbury’s May Fair

The glorious bank holiday weather ensured the crowds came out for Aldbury’s May Fair on Monday, which organisers reckon was the busiest on record.

Organiser Claire Kennedy said: “It’s one of the busiest fairs we’ve ever seen, and the weather was certainly a bit different to years gone by.”

Aldbury May Fair  Aldbuy School parade hats.

Aldbury May Fair Aldbuy School parade hats.

It’s estimated that around 3.500 people came along to the spring event, which was held between noon and 5pm.

The sheer numbers meant another field had to be used as a car park to accommodate the extra influx of cars, which organisers believe to be a record.

Claire said: “It was a really good day, and we reckon we raised well over £10,000 for local charities, but we’re still totting it up.”

Visitors enjoyed the traditional maypole dancing, morris men and crowning of the May Queen, to the less-conventional laser arena and rock climbing wall for adventurous youngsters.

Just some of the organisations to benefit from the fair were the Aldbury Memorial Hall, Tring School’s Word Challenge, The Ridgeway Scout Group and Joss Searchlight, a children’s cancer charity.

Claire took to the fair’s Facebook page following the event to thank visitors for making the day a success, and invited them back for next year’s event.