In pictures: Whitchurch May Feast

Whitchurch hosted its May Feast on Bank Holiday Monday and this time in dazzling sunshine.

Whitchurch and Creslow Community Association chairman Jeremy Sampson said: “It was a fantastic day and what a difference a year makes. Last year we were not blessed with the weather but this year was fantastic.
“These things do hang on the weather a bit. The weather and the efforts made by volunteers made it a great day.”

Mr Sampson said he had not received official statistics for how many people attended but he knew the figure topped 1,000.
The day, which ran from 12 until 4pm, featured traditional events such as the Morris Men (pictured dancing around May Queen Izzy Tuckwell, 10, and her attendants Martha Heron, 11, and Freya Howcutt, 11).

There were also the more unusual events which included a game of tug-of-war between the southern and northern villagers and a planting of the Whitchurch jubilee oak tree done fittingly by the newly crowned May Queen herself.

With children in abundance at the event Colonel Custard proved incredibly popular as did homemade cakes which went down a treat with hungry locals and a highly amusing dog show. 
A delighted Mr Sampson added: “The money raised goes towards the community association so we can put on more events like this.
“The money will be put out to various village projects.”