A GLORIOUS spring spectacle, zombies, singing nuns and a peasants revolt marked May Fair in Torrington and delighted the hundreds of people who again turned out to watch the annual celebration. Highlight was the traditional ceremony of the crowning of
A GLORIOUS spring spectacle, zombies, singing nuns and a 'peasants' revolt' marked May Fair in Torrington and delighted the hundreds of people who again turned out to watch the annual celebration.Highlight was the traditional ceremony of the crowning of the May Queen. Young Chloe Kenneally, chosen to be queen by her fellow pupils at Torrington Junior School, received her floral crown from crowner and fellow pupil Eloise Copp.The pair were attended by boy heralds Harvey Hill and Henry D'Alberti-Nicholson and girl attendants Fleur Rickard, Isabelle Webb, Karla Pitcher, Kirsty Brock, Molly Margarotto, Polly Sanders, Megan Gallagher and Tia Ord.Other schoolchildren added to the spectacle by dancing around colourful Maypoles set up at each end of the town square.The crowds of people who had filled the square early were kept entertained before the ceremony by the Torrington Cavaliers, who dressed as Zombies for their own rendition of Michael Jackson's Thriller.The Cavaliers Entertainers gave another well-received musical show as a group of singing and dancing nuns and monks.After the crowning ceremony, the day continued with an afternoon of other colourful entertainments.Torrington schoolchildren took to the streets to show some fancy moves and footwork with their Dance Streetz Crew.Then the Cavaliers returned again - this time revolting!They staged a "peasants' revolt" marching on the town hall with placards complaining about car parking charges and calling for tax-free beer. Fellow members depicting local councillors were displayed quaffing champagne and throwing down crusts to the crowd.The peasants' response was to carry off two of the "councillors" Dave Heywood and Maurice Cockwill to the stocks, before pelting them with flour and rotten tomatoes and, finally, dunking them in a tank of water.