HUNDREDS of people from around Devizes visited the Market Place through rain and sunshine on Bank Holiday Monday to take part in the annual Lions May Fair.

The annual event boasted a large number of attractions for families to enjoy, with the return of the Ferris wheel and a number of vintage cars for everyone to admire.

Jerry King, secretary for Devizes Lions, said: “It was very successful. We are delighted at how well it went. We were very lucky that the first portion of the day was nice weather-wise. It was just a shame that the rain came later on in the afternoon. People came from Devizes and the surrounding area to take part in the festivities.”

As well as the usual stalls and games for children, a number of stalls hosted by charities dotted the Market Place.

“I think the exhibitions from local charities were the helping hand for the day. In the years that the May Fair has been running it has always proved successful to have the stalls here. We had people come back specifically to ride the Ferris wheel again, which was wonderful. The vintage cars were also great to have in the town, they managed to attract a good crowd,” added Mr King.

The Market Place wasn’t the only area of the town to have something on offer for the people visiting, with The Shambles and the Corn Exchange open to anyone who wanted to pop in.

“There was a good mix of things this year, the Corn Exchange was very busy at one point, especially when the rain started. Outside in the Market Place the old-fashioned swings went down very well. The live music, performed by Built for Comfort, was a highlight. People have been very generous in their donations to us, which helps us run this every year,” said Mr King.