A RECORD crowd enjoyed Fernhurst Revels 2019, which kicked off with a colourful procession through the village by this year’s May Queen, Jasmine Brimacombe.

Leading the parade, which included garland bearers and heralds, were St George and the dragon.

After Jasmine was crowned and blessed, she announced the Revels officially open and showgoers were treated to an action-packed afternoon of free entertainment, ranging from maypole dancing and Punch and Judy to a dog show, reptiles and falcons.

Adding to the fun was the crowd of children competing to win the film-character competition.

Proceeds from the day are used to support village clubs, societies and facilities out in force at the show.

The horticultural society sold plants, the youth club had a book stall, the lunch club raffled hampers, the church sold home-made sandwiches, Fernhurst Society and Fernhurst Archives mounted a display, the Scouts manned the barbecue, and the school and pre-school had a toy stall, face painting and a bouncy castle.

Revels committee chairman Heather Bicknell said: “I did my sun dance and it was a super day. We had more people than ever and the recreation ground was packed.

“I gave out the prizes for the children’s fancy dress competition and there was a really good turnout.

“I’d like to thank all those who helped and remind everyone that if they can put in an hour on the day or over the weekend next year, it would be a great help.”

Volunteers for 2020 should call 01428 653790/652145.

* For more great pictures from the Fernhurst Revels, see this week’s Haslemere Herald.