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Lymm May Queen Festival “biggest and best” for many years


VIDEO: LYMM’S annual May Queen event was one of the biggest and best for many years with over 30 floats taking part in the carnival parade.

Event organiser, local Cllr. Kath Buckley, was delighted with the turn out as the event also recognised the 25th anniversary of fellow local Cllr. Peter Powell becoming the official Town Crier for the Village.

Although the skies were over cast for much of the day, the rain held off, again justifying the decision taken last year to bring the event forward from June following previous washouts.

Meanwhile Ravenbank Primary School had the honour of providing both the Lymm May Queen and Rose Queen for this year’s event.

New May Queen, 10-year-old Isobel “Issy” Boucher, was crowned by local historian Cllr. Joe Griffiths.

Her parents are Karen Taylor who owns Jessobel Boutique in thevillage and David Boucher, tennis coach at Lymm Tennis Club. She has two sisters Jessyca aged 13 and Harriet aged three.

New Rose Queen Olivia Lombardi Brown was crowned by the Mayor of Warrington Cllr Karen Mundry. Olivia is orginally from Ft Lauderdale in Florida, but moved to Lymm with her family when she was aged three.

She is an active member of Lymm twin Town Society, as well as having taken part in Lymm Transport Day parade for the past two years.

Olivia was honoured to be in the Rose Queen retinue last year. She enjoys horse riding and gardening with her grandmother.

She aspires to be a doctor and an environmentalist to help others understand how to care for our natural environment.

Most weekends she can be seen walking around the village centre making sure she stops to greet every passing dog!

Statham primary School won the best Junior Float Prize while the Spread Eagle rock chicks won the senior prize.

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