Olivia’s queen of the May

Ford May Queen, nine-year-old Olivia Lathangie parades through an arch of flowers.
Ford May Queen, nine-year-old Olivia Lathangie parades through an arch of flowers.

THE rain held off as a north Northumberland village hosted its annual May day celebrations.

Hugh Joicey CofE First School in Ford held the event on Friday, May 6, in which nine-year-old pupil Olivia Lathangie was crowned May Queen.

Traditionally the oldest girl at the school is chosen for the honour.

Olivia was crowned by Dorien Irving, who owns the Petal ‘N’ Paper shop, on the village green before the children wowed those attending with their maypole dancing.

Headteacher Sally Wood said: “It was a very lovely day and the children’s dancing was beautiful.

“The parents did a dance as well helped by their children.”