Pupils in pole position for May
HUNDREDS of people descended on a quiet village for a spectacular spring festival.
The annual May Day festival was held at Elton, near Peterborough.
The event, organised by The Elton Society, is one of the biggest May Day events in the county, and has attracted more than 1,000 visitors to the village in the past.
This year pupils from Elton Primary School took part in traditional Maypole dancing, while there was also a variety of live music, games and refreshments on offer to keep the whole family entertained.
The Elton branch of the Women’s Institute provided the crowds with a variety of home-made cakes, while the village church opened up its doors for the day to provide shelter from the rain.
Organiser Amanda Rice said: “We always try and produce something for the whole family to enjoy, with the emphasis on fun for everyone. This is one of the biggest events of its type, and we have people coming from across the area. It is one of the highlights of the village calendar.”
cheers: It’s thirsty work for Cecily Joseland (12) and Emily Tolhurst (14) on their home made lemonade stand. (metp-07-
let’s dance: Elton Primary School pupils perform. (metp-07-05-12as229)