Fun day out for all at Sulgrave Manor’s May Day celebrations

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, newborn lambs on show NNL-160205-200217009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, newborn lambs on show NNL-160205-200217009

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Dogs of all shapes and sizes and newborn lambs were just some of the attractions at Sulgrave Manor’s May Day celebration and family fun dog show.

Hundreds of people descended on the ancestral home of the family of first US president George Washington, to enjoy a fun family day out.

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, singer and guitarist Pete Watkins NNL-160205-200339009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, singer and guitarist Pete Watkins NNL-160205-200339009

As well as the dog show and lambs, visitors also watched Morris dancers and listened to live music and then watched the crowning of the May Queen by Brackley mayor Jim Broomfield.

Event manager Charlotte Taylor, said: “Everyone was dancing in the courtyard. The lambs came from a local farm and the children could pet them. The dog show was very successful and hilarious with a waggiest tail category.

“Despite the weather being temperamental, there was a good turnout.

“It was a beautiful day and positive for the village overall.”

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, waiting for the dog show Barry Ward and Florie NNL-160205-200327009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, waiting for the dog show Barry Ward and Florie NNL-160205-200327009

This is the third May Day event to be held at the manor.

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Paige Willis keeps her friend Lilli Thomas in the stocks NNL-160205-200256009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Paige Willis keeps her friend Lilli Thomas in the stocks NNL-160205-200256009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Louise O'Donnell plays hoopla NNL-160205-200242009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Louise O'Donnell plays hoopla NNL-160205-200242009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Brackley Morrismen put on a show NNL-160205-200205009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Brackley Morrismen put on a show NNL-160205-200205009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Finley and Isabelle playing Tudor games NNL-160205-200140009

Sulgrave Manor May Day celebrations. Pictured, Finley and Isabelle playing Tudor games NNL-160205-200140009