THE EIGHTH annual Wolverley Traditional May Day Fayre took place on Sunday, May 1, with an array of activities and entertainment to raise funds for the community.

Initially launched as an offshoot of the Wolverley Carnival – which has raised around £18,000 since 1995 – the event offered a range of stalls, music and refreshments for visitors.

Charles Sherrey, Chairman of Wolverley Carnival Team, said: "The Wolverley Traditional May Day Fayre took place with strong winds and rain but nothing would dampen the enthusiasm of those present.

"The show did go on and, notwithstanding the weather, it was another successful event for the village as many local people took the trouble to brave the elements and join in the fun."

Demonstrations from re-enactment groups Svartland Vikings and Time Healers provided insights into the lifestyles of people in the ninth to 11th century and medicine throughout the ages.

Wyre Forest Archers, the Green Man and the Snow Queen also drew in crowds, who were entertained by Maypole and Morris dancing from students at Wolverley Sebright VA Primary School.

This year’s holders of office for Wolverley Carnival were also announced, with Miette Swift named as Carnival Queen, Libby Cadwaller as Carnival Princess, Freya Bagshaw as Carnival Rosebus, and Xander Brown as the Baron of Truth.