May Queen Ruth shines amid the downpours

Hayfield May Queen parade. Samba band and their giant bird

Hayfield May Queen parade. Samba band and their giant bird

Heavy rain couldn’t dampen the carnival spirit in Hayfield on Saturday as the village enjoyed its annual May Queen parade.

With a Rio theme, the annual event, which enjoyed a break in the wet weather, featured a variety of bright and colourful floats and foot characters as it wound its way through the village.

After the procession, which was led by the 2014 royalty, May Queen Ruth Eastwood, junior queen Hannah Cooper and rosebud Milly Phoenix, the fun continued with stalls and a funfair.

There was also a display of classic and vintage vehicles at the Royal Hotel.

Secretary Zoe Wild said: “It went really well and we managed to stay dry for the parade.

“The crowds seemed a lot bigger than we’ve had in the past and the parade was larger too.

“The new parade route seemed popular with a lot of people following it down to the crowning ceremony afterwards.

“We had the Manchester School of Samba in the parade with their giant Phoenix which was very popular.

“Everyone seemed really happy with all the new things we tried this year.”

She added: “We’d just like to say a massive thank-you to everyone who took part, especially all the children that took part in the parade and their parents.”

The fun continued throughout the week with a pet show yesterday (Wednesday), as well as a fell race tomorrow (Friday), starting from the Scout Hut at 7pm, and a children’s disco (also Friday), at the Conservative Club from 6pm to 9pm.

Best Decorated Shop

1st Chic Boutique

2nd= Kinder Kids

2nd= Shaws

3rd Village Chippy

Best Decorated Public House – The Michael Bennett Memorial Trophy

1st The Royal

2nd The Kinder Lodge

Best Decorated House –

The Ian Wild Memorial Trophy

1st Zoe Kelly/Ali Lomas (Wood House, Swallow House Lane)

2nd= Barbara Tier (51 Kinder Road)

2nd= The Walshes (5 Fairy Bank Road)

3rd= Gill Humpherston (43 Church Road)

3rd= Sylvia Parsons (7 Meadows Road)

Best Decorated Street – The Carol Eaton Memorial Trophy

1st Kinder Road

2nd Lea Road

3rd The Birches

Best Decorated Residential Window

1st Charlotte & Alicia Peacock (35-37 Church Street)

2nd Finn & Ethan Chesworth (31 Church Street)

3rd= Julie Johnson (Wain House, Market Street)

3rd= The Roscoes (33 Church Street)

Best Decorated Lamp Post

1st The Walshes (5 Fairy Bank Road)

2nd Julie Johnson (Wain House, Market Street)

Best Walking Group

1st Busy Bunnies

2nd= Hayfield Guides

2nd= Kinder Kids/Hayfield Toddlers

3rd= Hayfield Junior FC

3rd= Hayfield Junior CC

Best Decorated Small Float

1st The Nields

Best Decorated Large Float

1st Sustainable Hayfield

Best Decorated Visiting Royalty Car

1st Macmillan Princess Leonie

2nd Marple Royalty

3rd Stockport Personality Rosebud Louisa

Best Decorated Visiting Royalty Float

1st Meningitis Trust Royalty

2nd Hasland Gala Royalty

3rd East Cheshire Hospice Royalty

Walking Junior Royalty

1st Chapel Petal Elect Connie

2nd Chapel Princess Jasmine

3rd Arthritis Petal Charley

Walking Senior Royalty

1st Arthritis Research UK Queen Hannah

2nd Arthritis Research UK Junior Queen Della

3rd Marple Junior Queen Chloe

Queen & Ret on Arena

1st Meningitis Queen Charlotte & Retinue

2nd Hasland Gala Queen Elect Bailey & Retinue

3rd Buxton Personality Queen Tamara & Retinue

Queen on Arena

1st Arthritis Research UK Queen Hannah

Junior Queen on Arena

1st Meningitis Trust Junior Queen Sophie

2nd Phil’s Freedom Junior Queen Hollie

3rd Arthritis Research UK Junior Queen Della

Princess on Arena

1st Macmillan Cancer Care Princess Leonie

2nd Chapel Princess Jasmine

3rd Hasland Gala Princess Elect Ellie

Rosebud on Arena

1st East Cheshire Hospice Rosebud Harleigh-Jay

2nd Stockport Personality Rosebud Louisa

Petal on Arena

1st East Cheshire Hospice Petal Violet

2nd Arthritis Research UK Petal Charley

3rd Chapel Petal Elect Connie




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