Gallery: Crowning of the May Queen

The bandstand in Alexandra Park was the location for this year’s Crowning of the May Queen, Ruby Webb.

The garland competition was the most widespread May Day activity in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Crowning of the May Queen, Alexandra Park, 4/5/14
May Queen Ruby Webb, age 14 and goes to Hastings Academy, pictured with mayor Alean Roberts. SUS-140405-154859001
Crowning of the May Queen, Alexandra Park, 4/5/14 May Queen Ruby Webb, age 14 and goes to Hastings Academy, pictured with mayor Alean Roberts. SUS-140405-154859001

For full coverage, see this week’s Observer.

 

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