Wet and windy weather fails to dampen May Fair spirit

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HUNDREDS of people flocked to Ballyclare on Tuesday (May 24) for the annual horse trading fair and a whole host of May Fair attractions.

Raincoat-clad locals and visitors dodged the heavy showers as they enjoyed the traditional display of horses, as well as the continental market in The Square and a family fun day outside Woodsides.

Newly Crowned Mayfair Queen Tanya Murray  and Mayor Paula Bradley taking part in the Parade   INNT 21-460-RM

Newly Crowned Mayfair Queen Tanya Murray and Mayor Paula Bradley taking part in the Parade INNT 21-460-RM

After terrible weather on Saturday and Monday, May Fair organisers were delighted that the sun finally shone on this year’s festival, if only for brief periods.

Following one of her final engagements, outgoing Mayor Paula Bradley praised everyone who braved the unseasonal conditions to take part in the annual May Fair parade on Saturday (May 21), including newly crowned May Fair Queen Tania Reid.

“It was very wet, but a good crowd turned out and everyone really got into the spirit of things,” she commented.

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