Friends of Halstead Public Gardens would like to thank you all for coming and taking part in our May Day celebrations.

We really appreciate your support and hope your organisations, charity, pre-school or school, had a successful day.

All the visitors to our beautiful Public Gardens enjoyed the fantastic Maypole dancing by Richard de Clare Academy and Holy Trinity School.

Cheerleading by St Andrews School and Seated Dance with Hayley.

Thank you to the Ramsey Academy who entertained us all for an hour on the bandstand, wonderful singers and musicians.

Classic cars and motorbikes on the picnic area proved a big hit too, and so a big thank you to the owners who kindly exhibited their wonderful vehicles.

May Queen Amber Harvey together with Princesses Alivia Shelton and Courtney Phillips enjoyed a special morning having their hair styled by Danni from Sheer Creations and makeup applied by Kerry.

A big thank you to Danni for allowing us to use her premises with special thanks to Craig who was on hand to do the girls bidding.

One of the highlights of the day for them is also their arrival in a limousine, kindly donated by Daniel Robinson and sons and driven by Matt with such care.

Thank you all so much. Without such generosity, this event could not take place.

Neither would the afternoon be the same without Jim Davis, our master of ceremonies, keeping the performers to programme, whilst visiting every stall, ensuring everyone knew what was going on.

Thank you, Jim you did an incredible job, and we are very grateful!

Finally, it has become somewhat of a tradition that Halstead Templars RFC finish the afternoon off with a tug of war.

Again, an event appreciated and enjoyed by the crowd!

Once again thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year.