May Queen tradition continues at Bay

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117f'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer
Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117f'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer
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Rain failed to dampen the spirits of youngsters taking part in an annual tradition in Robin Hood’s Bay.

The May Queen procession, from Fylingdales C of E School, didn’t make it to Dock End for the usual festivities due to torrential downpours.

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117e'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117e'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Nevertheless, the show went on at the village hall instead with over 80 pupils from the school taking part.

Last year’s May Queen, Mae Knight, handed over her crown to this year’s golden girl, 10-year-old Amy Hutton from year six.

She was joined by master of ceremonies, Tom Lowis, aged 11 and three attendants from the reception class, Summer Matthewson, Amelia Faichney and Emma Welford.

Reception class teacher, Lisa Clarkson said: “We normally go down to the Dock but it was torrential weather during the morning. It wasn’t that bad as we were walking but because of the electrics we had to make that decision.

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117d'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117d'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

“I have been there nine years and it’s only the third time I remember us having to use the village hall because we normally get beautiful weather.

“Everyone still had a really nice time and it was well-supported. We had a collection and made over £60 towards the school funds for a new extension.”

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117c'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117c'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117b'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117b'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117a'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer

Robin Hood's Bay May Queen celebrations'w142117a'Picture by Kathryn Bulmer