It’s all the fun of the fair at Sheffield’s Weston Park Hospital

Weston Park May Festival...Vintage Cars on Display
Weston Park May Festival...Vintage Cars on Display
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Glorious sunshine smiled down on hundreds of people as Sheffield declared a ‘May Day’.

Spring was in full bloom as the blossom-littered grounds of Weston Park came alive with all the fun of the fair.

Weston Park May Festival...The Park invaded by the UKGarrison group

Weston Park May Festival...The Park invaded by the UKGarrison group

Hundreds of people flocked to the annual event, organised by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Council, to enjoy the rides, stalls and entertainment on offer.

The majestic organ music of an old-fashioned carousel rang out across the park packed with families, while the distinct smell of candy floss and hot dogs gave it an authentic fairground feel.

A vast array of classic cars neatly lined up outside Weston Park Museum glistened in the afternoon sunshine.

Among the star attractions in the collection of vintage vehicles were a stunning Talbot limo dating back to 1937 and a retro cream and white double decker bus.

Crowds assembled at the heart of the park for stilt-walkers, circus acts and local dancers and musicians who took to the bandstand.

Mum and daughter Anne and Claire Blundell enjoyed the day.

Anne, aged 82, of Heeley, said: “It’s marvellous just sitting, seeing all the families and children having a good time.”

“The weather has definitely brought everyone together,” added Claire, 55, of Crosspool.

Ann Smith, 50, of Wisewood brought along three-year-old grandson Joshua to enjoy the rides. She said: “I’ve never been to this before but it’s wonderful. It’s such a beautiful place. The weather makes all the difference.”