LOOE residents are planning the 2011 West Looe May Fayre after the success of the 2010 event, which returned after a break of over 70 years.
The event, led by West Looe Cornwall councillor Edwina Hannaford and a small steering group, is set for Saturday, May 7, in and around West Looe Square from 10.30am-3pm.
The day kicks off with a procession led by local bands and Looe’s Piccy Tree, Sheila’s School of Dancing and pupils from Looe Primary School.
Mark Camp will be leading a heritage trail around West Looe in the afternoon, starting at St Nicholas Church, and Abby Crosby from Cornwall Wildlife Trust will be leading a rock pool ramble.
West Looe businesses will be promoting local food and drink and it is hoped to have a BBQ courtesy of O’Keeffes Butchers.
Looe Town Council is backing the event, providing financial and administrative assistance. West Looe Town Trust has provided 100m of bunting in a Cornish blue design to decorate the streets and Looe Harbour Commissioners have agreed to the use of the harbourside.
The focus for the day will be a Maypole in West Looe Square.
Anyone can join in the dancing, which revives an ancient tradition to mark the end of winter with the promise of spring and summer to come.
The streets will throng to local musicians including West Looe favourites the Minor Quay shanty group, Keltique Ladies’ Choir leading the community singing, Looe Entertainers and Roger Bennett.
Local groups and organisations will have stalls, with competitions and games in and around Fore Street, Princes Street, Church Street and West Looe Square.