IN PICTURES: Willow is crowned May Queen

Hugh Joicey First School in Ford held its traditional May Day celebrations on Friday and crowds gathered to watch the pupils take part in the ceremony on the village green which was followed by dancing and refreshments at the school.

Saturday, 4th May 2019, 8:53 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th May 2019, 9:00 pm
May Queen celebrations in Ford. Pictures by Jane Coltman

These pictures by Jane Coltman can be ordered by going to https://northeastpress.newsprints.co.uk/ and entering Ford in the search box. Full report in Thursday's paper.

Hobby horse Jack Bexon and Shaker Damien Simpson lead the procession in the village.
Hobby horse Jack Bexon and Shaker Damien Simpson lead the procession in the village
A floral arch is held over May Queen Willow Abbott.

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A floral arch is held over May Queen Willow Abbott.
The 2019 Ford May Queen Willow Abbott was crowned on the village green by the new owners of the village shop Jennifer and Graham Hopper.
The 2019 Ford May Queen Willow Abbott was crowned on the village green by the new owners of the village shop Jennifer and Graham Hopper.
The 2019 Ford May Queen Willow Abbott.
Watching the dancing.
Maypole dancing.
Maypole dancing.
The 2019 Ford May Queen Willow Abbott.
Maypole dancing.
Can I join in?
Maypole dancing.
Maypole dancing.