A BIT OF HISTORY
FROM THE FOUNDER
Now in its 8th year since Christine Munro re-established the May Fair it's become a firm event of the Alderley Edge Calendar. During this time it also established itself as an important community event, bringing generations of Alderley residents together to enjoy a weekend of fun!
IN YE OLDEN TIMES
Before the Second World War there was a Carnival every year in Alderley Edge, with a Rose Queen and a May Queen elected by the local churches. The war brought it to an end and it was only some years after, well into the 1950s, that it restarted. It was organised by St James’s Church on Heyes Lane (now long since demolished) and later carried on by the other churches in the village.
It continued into the 1980s until the churches felt they could no longer sustain it and it then stopped for several years, until it was restarted as the May Fair by Christine Munro in 2010.
Today the May Fair’s aims are to be a community event that brings local people together for a day of fun and celebration, and this is set out formally in our Constitution. We hope that the event will encourage goodwill and the involvement of local groups, businesses, schools, charities and individuals. Any surplus funds we raise will be donated to local charities, with a particular focus on care of the elderly.
Everyone involved in organising the May Fair is a volunteer and none of us is paid for our work.