Fernhurst May Queen selected

Top row: Jenny Melia, May Queen elect; Isabella Lockley; Jasmine Brimacombe. Front row: Lucy Dummer, Bella Early
Top row: Jenny Melia, May Queen elect; Isabella Lockley; Jasmine Brimacombe. Front row: Lucy Dummer, Bella Early

The Fernhurst May Queen for 2017 has been named.

Jenny Melia was chosen by a panel of selectors in the Fernhurst Centre.

Although there were only five candidates this year, it was a very close decision.

Penny Self, head of the selectors, said: “It was lovely to have such a high standard of children, and we very much hope that the four who are not the Queen will be the attendants and will come back next year and try again.”

The future queen, 12 year old Jenny, goes to school at at Woolmer Hill. Her main hobby is dancing which takes up a lot of her spare time, but all the young girls had a string of interests from trampolining, acting ,riding, dancing, cricket, scouts and more.

The four who will be attendants are Bella Early, Lucy Dummer, Jasmine Brimacombe and Izzy Lockley. They will bejoined by heralds, flower gatherers, crown bearers and others for rehearsals for the big day on May 21. Other attractions include falconry, archery, dog show, fancy dress competitions, children’s races, a horde of assorted stalls and games, food, hog roast, a bar, bricabrac, silent auction, music and much more.

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