A normal kind of May
For this week’s article we thought it would be interesting to look back on some images from May in previous years.
This is normally a time for lots of fetes, and not surprisingly they feature strongly in our archive.
We have chosen just a few that we feel capture the spirit of May, and are something we can all look forward to enjoying again, when we are free to meet and mingle like before. We could fill pages and pages but lets take a quick look…….
Above are the proud winners of a previous dog show at Exton Fete – a brilliant event that really brings the community spirit of Exton to the fore.
May brings the annual event at Braunston in Rutland – known originally in the 1990’s as “The Happening” – this reinstated some of the historic events including maypole dancing, fun and games, and as pictured above the presentation of the May Queen with her attendants.
Each year brings the opening of the outdoor swimming pool on Abbey Lawns in Bourne. This is a fantastic achievement by the community who raise funds and maintain this amazing facility that is used not just by locals. The last time we visited to photograph a hot summer our commissioned photographer was greeted by his neighbours from Oakham!
Truly a brilliant facility for the community – and an exceptional example of community spirit to keep this pool open – unlike so many other outdoor pools.
Another example of community spirit, this was the first time we had been commissioned to photograph the Little Bytham Fun Run. Skillfully managed this course can be both fun and challenging in equal measure, and is a great fund-raiser. Well played to this small but close-knit community bringing this event forward.
Fun and games at the Game Fair at Burghley House – it really is a fun day for all the family at this annual event in May and we can’t wait for it to return so we can mingle with the excited crowds and capture the feeling of the day
Potential clients often ask about our length of experience as press photographers – here are some straightforward examples which are also from May – but this time May 2004 – we have been around for some time! Here you can see maypole dancing and May Queen in Stamford, some motorsport and some happy prizewinners at another fete.
We could go on forever but lets end this look back at a normal kind of May with a traditional scene from a fete – this time at Easton on the Hill. Something tells us that we are all waiting for the chance to get back to normal and share some ices at a village fete. It is perhaps now more than ever that we appreciate the simpler things in life.
Take care and stay safe everyone.