Delighted Ellen is queen for a day
FAMILIES overcame soggy weather conditions to enjoy all the fun of the fair at the Pott Shrigley Rose Queen festival.
More than 100 people attended the event which is organised by Pott Shrigley School, St Christopher’s Church and the village hall committee.
Children including rose queen Ellen Robinson, her rose bud Alycea Wilson and the rose prince Vaughan Barlow-Walsh assembled at the school before parading to the village green where the crowning ceremony took place.
There were traditional games and dancing around the maypole, wheelbarrow racing, a variety of stalls and performances from Poynton Youth Brass Band.
Money raised on the day will be split between the school, church and the village hall.
Alison Hamnett, school administrator, said: “It was a bit of a soggy afternoon but that failed to dampen the spirits of everyone who came along and enjoyed the day.
“I’ve been here 24 years and it’s always a fantastic day for all the community.
“It was the last rose queen for our retiring vicar John Buckley and our headteacher and deputy head, so it was a great way to get together.”
Pott Shrigley Rose Queen festival proved to be a great community day out despite the rain