The Fernhurst May Queen for 2017 was chosen by a panel of selectors in the Fernhurst. Centre on 9 March. Although there were only five candidates this year, it was a very close decision as all five would have been superb choices, head of the selectors, Penny Self, said It was lovely to have such a high standard of children, and we very much hope that the four who are not the Queen will be the attendants and will come back next year and try again. The future queen is 12 year old Jenny Melia who is at school at Woolmer Hill. Her main hobby is dancing which takes up a lot of her spare time, but all the young girls had a string of interests from trampolining, acting, riding, dancing, cricket, scouts and more. Delightfully all were able to speak well as this will be needed at the, coronation. The four who will be attendants are Bella Early, Lucy Dummer, Jasmine Brimacombe and Izzy Lockley. They are now joined by heralds, flowers gatherers, crown bearers and others for rehearsals for the big day on May 21. Other attractions include falconry, archery, dog show, fancy dress competitions, children's races, a horde of assorted stalls and games, food, hog roast, a bar, bricabrac, silent auction, music and much much more.
Top row : Jenny Melia (May Queen elect), Isabella Lockley, Jasmine Brimacombe
Front row: Lucy Dummer, Bella Early