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May Day

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

May Day

There are only a few days to go until Hornton’s biggest celebration of the year and it’s all hands to the pump!

It’s our May Day celebrations, of course: back after the pandemic, they look set to be bigger and better than ever!

It’s not too late for you to get involved. If you’re not helping out on a stall or sideshow but would like to, please contact Pete Lemon at

Also, there will be plenty to do on the morning of the Big Day – setting up tables and chairs and, if it looks like rain, erecting gazebos etc on the green from 10am.

Do you have a gazebo the village can borrow just in case it rains? May Day joint organiser Jane Wain says there are three village gazebos somewhere in Hornton but not in the pavilion.

“Here’s hoping they come to light!” she added. “Also, if you have one yourself and are not using it for a stall, please would you be willing to lend it?”

Please contact Jane at

And Jane also wants toys and baby equipment for the stall she is running.

“I can collect or feel free to bring items along to The Swallows, Eastgate, and leave in the porch if we’re out,” she says. “Here’s to a sunny May Day and thanks in advance!”

If you would like Jane to collect your items, please contact her. Or you can send all you unwanted items to Andrew and Carol Overton and they will pass on the toys and games to her because they are running the white elephant stall.

“We would like you to search your lofts and cupboards for those things that might raise some money for good causes in the village,” they say. “Our only requirement is that they be clean and usable. We are happy to take things into our garage at Trinity Cottage, Church Lane, from Saturday.”

Cindy Koberl is running the May Day raffle this year. If you can help out with a raffle prize, please could you contact her at She’d be very happy to come to you to collect any prizes offered. Alternatively, just drop the prizes at the bottom of steps of Tourney House, Bell Street.

“Thanks to those who have already given prizes – including a £100 meal voucher at the Dun Cow, beautiful plants from the Quarry Nursery, a mixed-six case of wine, Jo Malone perfume, hampers and many more!” she says.

And if you are able to offer an hour of your time on the May Day to help to run the raffle stall, she would also be very happy to hear from you.

Lynn Corke would like inexpensive bottles of wine for prizes on her Wine or Water? stall.

“In the past, Hornton has been really generous with donations of prizes, so we haven’t had to buy any wine and the money raised by the stall has been that much higher,” says Lynn.

She would also like wine gift bags to put the bottles in.

You can leave the bags and bottles outside The Cottage in Church Lane any time.

And if you’re planning on a wardrobe spring clean, please consider donating your nearly new or branded/designer clothing and accessories to sell on May Day.

The nearly new clothes stall is one of the most popular stalls and makes lots of money for village causes but it needs your high-quality cast-offs to make it a success.

Clothes can be dropped to Alice Protheroe at The Glen on Millers Lane or to Ni Marot at Priscilla House on Bell Street any time. Or Alice and Ni are happy to collect the clothes from your door – just contact Alice at or Ni at

“Thank you in advance for your continued support,” say Alice and Ni.


May 2
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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