HUNDREDS of people and the local MP enjoyed the bank holiday at a fair. 

Hurstbourne Priors May Fair on Monday, May 1, saw a joyful crowd for a bank holiday afternoon of fun. 

The event was attended by Andover MP Kit Malthouse.

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Mr Malthouse reflected on the fun at the May Fair which saw residents enjoying the sunny weather and kicking off the start of fete season. 

He enjoyed the range of stalls at the fair by stocking up at the plant stall and buying some charcuterie from the Parsonage Farm stall.

Andover Advertiser: One of the many stalls at Hurstbourne Priors May Fair. One of the many stalls at Hurstbourne Priors May Fair. (Image: Kit Malthouse)

Mr Malthouse said: “The May Fair in Hurstbourne Priors always kicks off fete season for me and is a very welcome sign that summer is on the way. This year the weather held and a large crowd had a lot of fun. I stocked up on the plant stall, bought a new stick and some delicious charcuterie from the Parsonage Farm stall.”

He also attended The Clatfords and Anna Valley May Fair which saw a very jolly crowd gather on the banks of the Pillhill Brook for a bank holiday afternoon of wacky human races and duck races.

For the first time, the event was attended by two local MPs - Kit Malthouse and his neighbour Caroline Nokes. 

Mr Malthouse said: "Although it's great to see Caroline here, it reminds me of the sad fact that when the boundaries change in the autumn, this beautiful part of the county will be removed from my constituency and transferred into Caroline's.

"So this might be my last May Fair in the village which is a miserable thought. I know that Caroline will work very hard for Anna Valley, as I hope I have, but it will be a wrench. At least I'm going out with a bang - three coconuts from four balls is a personal best!"