AN AFTERNOON caused vehicles to become stuck in the mud at at Mylor May Fair on Saturday.

After a first burst just after 2pm, a second downpour just before 4pm left many vehicles in need of a tow across the village's playing field from a four by four or a tractor.

The opening was by Jan Robson, chairman of the Parish Council, followed by singing from MyloRhythm.

Just as the ladies gathered around the microphone, the heavens opened, but on sang the ladies and put on a great show.

Then came the children of Mylor School to demonstrate their skills at Maypole dancing as true troupers the rain deterred them not.

By this time the children were enjoying themselves so much that they insisted on having the usual races culminating in the Mylor Mile Race.

The rain cleared just after 3pm and even though people were wet through, they were out and about chatting to their friends and studying the stalls.

A second deluge arrived at 3.40pm and when the rain finally stopped it was found that many vehicles had sunk into the mud.

Organiser Mary Richardson, on behalf of the fundraising group, thanked all the people of Mylor and the surrounding area who attended the fair and all those who helped to run the events on the day, including Mylor Scouts.

She said: "This shows the true community spirit in the village and the ongoing wish of the villagers to support the many village events.

Local businesses also show their support by advertising in the Mylor May Fair Programme."

As a result of such support on Saturday it is estimated that £3,000 has been raised, with the money to be used for new equipment.