The annual Banstead May Queen Fayre took place last Saturday, May 5.

Ruby Doohan, 9, a student of St Anne’s Catholic Primary School, was crowned 2018’s May Queen.

She arrived in a Bentley convertible with her prince and attendants to be crowned in the All Saints Church orchard in the high street.

Ruby said: “Thank you to everyone who came along to the May Fayre and supported me in raising money for The Children’s Trust.

"I really enjoyed walking into the Arena where everyone was cheering and clapping. I felt very special!”

The coronation marked the finale of a more than 500-strong parade which included local schools, groups and marching bands.

The 2018 Banstead Village Fayre, which has been running since 1985, was packed with market stalls and entertainment over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Starting in 1985, the Banstead May Queen coronation has become one of the biggest community events in the village, raising £150k for charities across the years.

On average around 30 groups/clubs/schools join in the parade along Banstead High Street.