About us
The Chislehurst May Queen Society has a retinue of up to 24 children and is one of only a few groups performing traditional maypole dancing.  The Crowning Ceremony is on the first Saturday of May on Chislehurst Common.  In the following months, the May Queen, Prince and retinue attend various venues and events (such as care homes, school fairs and local festivals) where they perform a selection of maypole dances.
The May Queen and Prince work their way up through the retinue, increasing in seniority each year they are a member.  The most senior child in the retinue has the choice of being the Queen or Prince.  
The Chislehurst May Queen Society is run by a committee made up of the parents of past and current retinue members.  The Chair of the Committee is Mrs Evelyn Gilbert and the President is Mrs Vera Quinn.  The Society's patron is Sir Roger Sims JP.

The Society is self-funding and is involved in various fundraising events throughout the year.  We are dependent on the generosity of the local community through these events and other donations.  If you would like to make a donation or participate in a fundraising event please contact us.