Hayfield May Queen
"the longest standing continuous
procession of its kind in the country"
It takes place on the second or third
Saturday in May
A young girl is selected to be crowned
as Queen of the May to represent the Village at various events
throughout the region for the coming year
There is a Grand Procession through
the Village of Hayfield. The Queen and her royal retinue of Princess,
Petal Girls, Beefeaters, Sword and Shield bearers, Visiting Queens,
and followers including Brass Bands, Pipe Bands, Dancing Troupes,
Decorated Floats, Fancy Dress characters etc .etc ..
They processes through the village,
decorated to celebrate the event, to a Crowing Ceremony on the
May Queen Field.
The ceremony heralds a week of festivities
including a travelling Fun Fair
Each year the money raised on the day
is allocated to local charities and groups
Hayfields First May Queen Mary Cooper
Youth Club Float in 1961? with (L-R) Philip Gee and
The Billerettes 'Dance Troupe'
The Queen of the May
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