From: Barry Jones, Burry Road, St Leonards
Could you please pass on my thanks to both Andy Hemsley and Justin Lycett for the excellent report in this week’s Observer for the crowning of the Hastings May Queen.
Both the words and pictures captured the spirit of the afternoon and were of top quality.
Having been involved in this pageant for more years than I care to remember, I have very often been disappointed with the images and incorrect portrayal.
However, in the last few years (about seven to eight years at a guess) the version given in your paper has improved enormously.
At one point in the nineties, we were totally inaccurately described as a pagan ceremony.
Once again, thank you.
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