Feria de Mayo

Arriving at the Feria

Paella for all

Everybody in Huetor Tajar today headed for the Recinta Ferial to enjoy all the fun of the Feria de Mayo. Three giants pans of paella were prepared to feed the multiutude in the Town Hall marquee. Women and girls turned up in their flamenco frocks, children enjoyed the fairground rides and the adults propped up the bars. Here are a few photos taken early afternoon by Digby to capture the atmosphere.





Fountain at the entrance

Fairground rides

A new, attractive feature of the Recinta is the lake and fountains by the entrance. Traditionally there is a romeria to the fairground and as usual in the procession were a number of horse drawn carriages.

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Choosing a balloon


Traditional and modern








Arriving in style


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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