In the 94th year of the Chislehurst May Queen, Grace Turner was crowned May Queen, accompanied by her Prince, Tessa Michalska.
After a gloomy grey week leading up to 6 May, which saw weather forecasts being anxiously checked, we were lucky to be blessed with some sunshine on crowning day itself, and it was great to see a big crowd turn out in support - including a record breaking number of fancy dress competition entries.
The traditional parade through Chislehurst was led by the band of the Surrey & Sussex Drum & Bugle Corps, and included the 10th Chislehurst Brownies and Chislehurst Invicta Cub Scouts, who provided tthe Guard of Honour. Bromley Mayor Ian Payne and Parliamentary Candidate for Bromley & Chislehurst Bob Neil then presented the medals.
Following the ceremony a celebratory tea party for the retinue and guests took place at Chislehurst Methodist Church.
After the crowning ceremony itself and Maypole Dancing by the May Queen's retinue, everyone was further entertained by three dances from the Greenwich Morris Dancers and a more contemporary dance routine from All The Arts.
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported, with money, hard labour or applause for making it such a memorable day!
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