Teen Megan is crowned May Queen at fayre

Ifield May Fayre 2015 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150505-102243008
Ifield May Fayre 2015 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150505-102243008

Teenager Megan Frazier was crowned May Queen at Ifield May Fayre.

The event proved so popular this year that organisers had to turn down pitches to stall holders for the first time in the village fete’s history.

Some 3,000 people went to the annual family fun day on Monday (May 4).

David Gilbert, Ifield May Fayre Committee member, said: “We’ve had more volunteers come forward than any other year.

“We had some requests for stalls which we had to turn away.”

The day opened with the May Queen Parade from St Margaret’s School at 11am.

Crowds lining Ifield Drive saw a marching band, Scouts and baton twirlers lead the march.

Families enjoyed maypole dancing, Punch and Judy, pony rides and music.

Cllr Brenda Smith, Mayor of Crawley, crowned Megan Frazier, 17, the May Queen outside Ifield Barn Theatre. Megan is a young actress who dreams of joining RADA. She started going to the fetes when she was a toddler.

Cllr Smith said: “You see everybody because it’s such an event that local people come to the fayre.

“You see all sort of people that you don’t see for years, it’s lovely.”

Money raised from the fayre will go to Ifield barn Theatre and St Margaret Church Buildings Fund.

See pages 34 and 35 for more pictures.