Pupils in pole po­si­tion for May

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.”

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