Sun shines bright for crowning of May Queen

Glorious sunshine blessed this year's Aldborough May Day festivities in the village, near Boroughbridge.
Glorious sunshine blessed this year's Aldborough May Day festivities in the village, near Boroughbridge.
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Glorious sunshine blessed this year’s Aldborough May Day festivities in the village, near Boroughbridge.

The event, which has been running for nearly 50 years, was held on Sunday, with Poppy Steenberg crowned this year’s May Queen in front of the crowds which included Boroughbridge Mayor Coun Graham Archer and his wife, Ann. The May Queen and her attendants started the afternoon by parading around the village before arriving at the green, where the crowning was carried out by last year’s May Queen, Hannah Taylor.

It was followed with a display of Maypole dancing as youngsters upheld the annual tradtion.

Other activities taking place on the day were a coconut shy, tombola, bouncy castle, go-karting and bungee trampolining with visitors able to enjoy refreshments including cakes and teas.

Also supporting the event were the Boroughbridge High school choir and swing band who entertained the crowds, as well as officers from Boroughbridge police and the fire station.

The day raised £1,000 for nominated charity the Follifoot Disabled Riding Group, which gives disabled children and adults the chance to go riding.