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May Fair Proclamation & Procession 2022

Many visiting dignitaries and invited guests attended the Proclamation of the Fair at the Town Hall on May Fair Day which this year fell on Thursday 5th May. During the Proclamation a number of guests made speeches about celebrating Great Torrington and it’s Fair and to thank our visitors for joining us on this special day. Fairings were also offered during the speeches which represent titbits originally offered to entice people at the Fair.  The beautiful flowers were kindly provided once again by Elaine Weeks & Ann Ayre.       

Following the Proclamation ceremony the guests formed a procession to parade around the town during which the Town Clerk read the Proclamation statement to call people to the Fair, when they arrived back in the town square they retired to the bandstand to watch the Crowning of the May Queen.

It was an absolute joy to celebrate Mayfair Day again in the manner that only Great Torrington can and to see the crowds enjoying the festivities and glorious weather.