By Charlie Bennett May 09, 2013 and re-blogged from Get Surrey with grateful thanks
CROWDS of families and friends flooded Memorial Fields to bask in the sunshine at this year’s Ottershaw May Fair.
Spectators watched various displays in the central arena, including two Zumba classes, a Punch and Judy show and a dramatic demonstration showing how to rescue a couple from a drink-driving accident by a crew from Staines fire station.
There were also pony rides, have-a-go archery and a little red train that travelled up and down the field to keep the little ones amused.
Barbara Howse, 60, a member of the fair committee, said: “I’m amazed by the number of people who turned up. It was better than last year. We had good support from the village and various pubs who donated prizes to hand out at the end.”
A number of organisations also set up stalls in the fields. These included representatives from Ottershaw Village Hall, who were looking for donations to help with its refurbishment; members of the Ottershaw Society, who were looking for signatures for their Save the Green Belt petition; and Christ Church Ottershaw was promoting fair trade by selling Traidcraft products, whose profits go to farmers and communities around the world.
Money raised at the fair will be given to local organisations.