HUNDREDS turned out to celebrate an ancient tradition on the Millennium Green.

Organiser of the May Fair Teresa Grinter said although the sun failed to make an appearance at the yearly event, the rain kept off.

Visitors were treated to youngsters performing the traditional dance around the May Pole and 13-year-old Amy Laurance was crowned May Queen by Mrs Joan Balson, from Balson Butchers.

Teresa said as well as entertainment and celebrations, the event aims to encourage people to use the green.

She said: “There has always been a green space here and it’s such a lovely area where you can come on a quiet day and see wildlife such as badgers, deer and rabbits.

“We want to raise awareness that this space is here and that people are welcome to use it.”

Teresa is part of the group Friends of Millennium Green.

The group aims to help raise the profile of the area and keep the gardens and the hill for the use of present and future Bridport residents.

Teresa added: “The May Fair has been going for around 10 years now and it’s always a popular event.

“It was lovely this year.

“The stallholders did well and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.”