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Thousands flock to Ellington Park May Fayre

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22 May 2017

Ellington Park
More visitors than ever before came through the gates at Ellington Park to enjoy a fun-packed afternoon bathed in glorious sunshine, as Ramsgate’s flagship spring event, the May Fayre, took place last Saturday.

Stalls selling bespoke arts and crafts lined the pathways, there were funfair rides and children’s attractions aplenty, and some of the best music ever heard in Ellington Park entertained the crowds who had gathered around the historic bandstand.

Local artist Big Steve performed his catchy single, “In Ramsgate”; while this year’s headliners Celloman, fronted by world-renowned cellist Ivan Hussey, brought the event to a cheerful conclusion as the evening drew in.

It was yet another remarkable day for the Park and for the people of Ramsgate”, beamed a delighted chairperson of the Friends of Ellington Park, Beverley Perkins. “The crowds brought the sun along with them and enjoyed a superb afternoon’s entertainment in Ramsgate’s favourite park”.

The Friends teamed up with Stagecoach Buses to provide a free open-top bus which ferried excited families from the Royal Harbour to the park and back; and there was even something for furry four-legged visitors, as popular local dog charity Angels 4 Dogs orchestrated an extremely popular Fun Dog Show.

Beverley said:
We would really like to thank everybody who supported the park by turning out to this year’s May Fayre, and we are very appreciative of the donations we received during the day, all of which will go towards helping to restore Ellington Park to its original splendour.

Next up, on Friday 2nd June, there is a public meeting in St Lawrence Parish Hall, at 7pm, for local people to learn more about the eagerly anticipated archaeological dig which will take place in the park later in the summer.

To find out more about the Friends of Ellington Park and their progress, you can follow them on Facebook (Elli Park) or Twitter (@FofEPRamsgate) or get in touch with them by email (