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

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Hayfields First May Queen Mary Cooper

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Youth Club Float in 1961? with (L-R) Philip Gee and George Hammersley

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The Billerettes 'Dance Troupe'

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The Queen of the May

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