Friday 8th May would have been the annual Village May Fayre, with a VE Day Theme this year. The May Fayre was inevitably cancelled during the Covid-19 lockdown, that has affecting everyone and all events everywhere. Even so, this little village of c 400 inhabitants , just 2 miles outside Oakham, decided at the last minute to celebrate anyway, in a socially distanced way... the local village, The Blue Ball, sold afternoon teas provided by Kavanagh’s Tea Room in Oakham, alongside its own Takeaway Menu and everyone set up a picnic blanket or table at the front of their houses....

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Dominic Way, Landlord of
The Blue Ball At Braunston Pub Kitchen Takeaway,
nr Oakham, Rutland, all dressed up for VE Day celebration.