THE thrills of the fair came to Ludlow again as the annual May Fair descended on the town.

Rides and stalls arrived in the town on April 26 for the traditional annual fair, which attracts many visitors every year.


Many towns and cities have their own May Fair traditions, but unique to Ludlow is the tradition of the May Fair Dodgem Service, which took place at 11.30am on Sunday, April 30.

The unusual event saw the congregation seating in the dodgem cars during the service, which was led by the Reverend Kelvin Price while the choir of St Laurence's Church sang joyful hymns.

The tradition of the May Fair is many hundreds of years old and recorded in royal charters dating back to 1461, with current organisers Carol and David Wynn, who love visiting Ludlow each year, bringing the May Fair to the town since the 1960s.