Poppy takes crown at Ford May celebration

Poppy Rudge was crowned by Lynn Turnbull who has retired as a teacher from the school.
 Picture by Jane Coltman
Poppy Rudge was crowned by Lynn Turnbull who has retired as a teacher from the school. Picture by Jane Coltman

Nine-year-old Poppy Rudge was crowned Ford May Queen last week.

Shaker Will Moor and Hobby Horse Charlie Mulvey also had prominent roles at the event.

Maypole dancing followed the crowning of the May Queen ceremony involving pupils from Hugh Joicey CofE First School in Ford.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Maypole dancing followed the crowning of the May Queen ceremony involving pupils from Hugh Joicey CofE First School in Ford. Picture by Jane Coltman

Maypole dancing followed the crowning ceremony, involving pupils from Hugh Joicey CofE First School, in front of a large number of family members and residents.

The annual event takes place on the first Friday of May with the oldest girl in the school being crowned queen.

Although the weather for this year’s event was chilly and breezy, it didn’t snow like last year when the plans had to be changed last minute to hold the crowning and dancing indoors.

Our photographer Jane Coltman was there on the day and broadcast live footage on our Facebook page, sparking more than 5,600 views.

This years Ford May Queen  nine-year-old Poppy Rudge. Picture by Jane Coltman

This years Ford May Queen  nine-year-old Poppy Rudge. Picture by Jane Coltman

Tracey O’Brien commented: ‘So many memories of my childhood, thanks. Glad to see the traditions are still being upheld.’

Dot Couzens added: ‘Absolutely a joy to watch and happy memories.’