Hastings May Queen
HASTINGS
MAY QUEEN 2014
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Hastings May Queen 2014

Hastings May Queen 2014

Hastings' Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew, leads the
Morris Dancers to the coronation

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Hastings May Queen 2014

Hastings May Queen 2014

Above left, 14-year-old Ruby Webb (left) on her way to the coronation and is greeted (right) by the Mayor and Mayoress.
Below left, Ruby waits to be crowned and then watches the Maypole Dancing with, in the background, Lucky Sweep, Barry Jones, who has organised of the crowning of the May Queen for the last 20 years and Hastings' Mayor and Mayoress. This year's dress was made by Sussex Coast College student Jess Wenden, The original 1934 dress for the first crowning was made by a student from the old Hastings College of Art.

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Hastings May Queen 2014

Hastings May Queen 2014

Above and below, traditional dancing round the maypole accompanied by The
Fiddle Choir and lower right, in the audience, three young ladies get into the spirit of things.
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all photos (c) Ion Castro 2014

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