Maypole dancing is highlight of Framfield fair

Framfield village pushed the boat out for a spring fair at the school yesterday.

There was Maypole dancing for all, a demonstration of Morris dancing by the Ashdown Forest Morris Men, the chance to pet lambs, hold reptiles, bounce on bouncy castles, buy tombola tickets, enjoy barbecue fare and shop at a variety of stalls.


The first Maypole dancers at Framfield fair pose for a cheer.

It was Donna Maria, alias Miss Maypole, who has entertained royalty with her Maypole dancing, brought villagers together for fun sessions and there was much cheering as the art was mastered.

There was also a rowing challenge to help competitors with their training ready to take part in the Dragon boat race at Bewl Water in September.

See Uckfield News pictures from the event which was organised by the school’s PTFA below.


Donna Maria, Miss Maypole, with Framfield Primary School head teacher Jacqueline Davies.


Two babies meet at Framfield Primary School fair.


Smiles at the tombola stall at Framfield fair.


A pampering van was one of the attractions at Framfield fair.


Ashdown Forest Morris Men in action at Framfield fair.


Cornelia corn snake meets a young visitor at Framfield fair. The reptiles were brought in by the East Sussex Reptile and Amphibian Society.


All curled up in a safe pair of hands is a Puablan Milk Snake.


This is two-year-old Donnie a boa constrictor, about four feet long now, she will grow to ten feet.


Boris the boa constrictor, he was rescued after being abandoned in a house for about nine months. He was in a poor state then but has been nursed back to full health. He is thought to be fully grown and is about eight feet long.


The team manning the barbecue at Framfield fair.

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