VIDEO & Gallery: Crowning of the May Queen

The bandstand in Alexandra Park was the location for this year’s Crowning of the May Queen this afternoon (Sunday).

Sophie Mepham was chosen as the May Queen this year and was escorted by an entourage of dancers, flower girls and attendants.

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

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