The crowning of the Hayes May Queens
PUBLISHED: 10:13 11 April 2017
Hayes has three May Queens
Around one hundred people turned out last weekend to watch the crowning of the three Hayes May Queens.
Isabel Cleveland, 10, was crowned Queen of Hayes Village, Elizabeth Avenell, 11, was crowned as Queen of Hayes Common, and Keely Harrington, 12, was crowned as Queen of Hayes.
The event took place at the Hayes Library gardens before a short parade through the village, which was lead by the John Tickle pipe band.
The local police were on hand to direct traffic to keep the children and the band sade while parading through.
Afterwards, there was a party in the Village Hall for the children.
Queen of Hayes Common, Elizabeth, said: “I am glad I’ve been able to continue such an old tradition that brings on the summer. Many thanks to my parents, family, and friends who have helped organise this and help to provide things. It was very special for myself and others.”
There will be another parade through Hayes on May 13, when the crowning of the London May Queen takes place on Hayes Common. This will also be attended by 16 other May Queen realmes including the three Hayes groups.