Retford Times Newspaper – published 12/05/2011

VILLAGERS were out in force to mark the May Day celebrations at East Markham.

The sun was out with not a cloud in the sky, as the village had a record turnout for the events at the village hall.

Boundary Radio from Newark (102.6 FM) announced the event at 11.30am and as soon as it was heard, both the village hall and adjoining field were busy.

Visitors enjoyed teas and bric-a-brac sales, children took part in a procession of floats and stalls were opened and organised ready for the afternoon’s events.

The events included an orderly procession of classic/vintage tractors at noon. The procession including Leyland, David Brown, Fordson Dexta and Massey Fergusons machines, and one stylish New Holland TS100A.

The floats included the May Queen, the winning entry from Pippins Pre-school and a lively selection of floats featuring Meeting In Progress.

Other attractions included a bouncy castle, coconut shy, donkey rides, the local glider club and the chance to be Robin Hood with the Simply Archery Organisation.

A barbeque, food, ice cream and a bar were on offer. Raffles were held and the highlight of the afternoon’s activities was the annual dog show.

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