2007 May Fairs

May Fair 2007: The Press

What fun, to experience all the delights of the fair, and then to read all about it when the Hexham Courant brings out its reporting columns and visual impact on the following weekend. It’s like having our cake, eating it, and then dipping in again for another slice, even though time moves on and the May Fair has been wrapped up for another year.

Georgina Welton’s achievement, in taking home the Jock McConnachie trophy for most entertaining spot with her rendition of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights, was definitely one of the highlights of the 2007 Fair. But another salient achievement was the inaugural Fun Run organised by the Allen Valley Striders, which the Courant also featured.

Of course, there were other brilliant parts to remember, notably the Fire & Rescue display, and Graham Girvan’s town crier effort, and one of the sauciest drag queen’s amusements, the strong man’s huge strain pushing a boulder that might have belonged to Sisyphus, and then the splash enjoyed by young Max Baynes in the ducking pool.

It’s no wonder that Nigel Baynes was so keen to preserve the memories, just as keen back then as we are today to remind ourselves of those times.

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