Maypole dancing followed the crowning of the May Queen ceremony involving pupils from Hugh Joicey CofE First School in Ford. Picture by Jane Coltman

17 pictures looking back at Ford May Queen crowning ceremonies over the years

The annual crowning of the Ford May Queen may have been cancelled due to coronavirus but now is your chance to look back on highlights from the past.

Friday, 1st May 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 1st May 2020, 1:38 pm

We have compiled 17 pictures showcasing the picture-perfect tradition on the village green in front of the Lady Waterford Hall.

The annual event takes place on the first Friday of May, with the oldest girl at Hugh Joicey CE First School being crowned queen.

In mythology, the May Queen is a symbol of the stillness of nature around which everything revolves. She stands for purity, strength and the potential for growth.

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