Fourteen-year-old dancer is 2018 Ickwell May Queen

Fiona Sutherland will be crowned Ickwell May Queen at this year's May Day Festival. Picture: Nadine

Fiona Sutherland will be crowned Ickwell May Queen at this year's May Day Festival. Picture: Nadine Grummitt

A 14-year-old girl from Upper Caledcote will be crowned as May Queen at Ickwell Green for her long commitment to Morris dancing at this year’s Ickwell May Day on May 7.

Fiona Sutherland ran in the elections to be crowned May Queen 2018 along with many other Northill dancers who took part in last year’s festival.

Fiona, who attends Bedford Girls’ School, has danced around the maypole every year since she was five. After being crowned May Queen she will watch her mum, aunt and grandad dance with old scholars and her young cousins in the country and Morris dance.

She said: “I am honoured and excited to have been chosen to be this year’s May Queen and am really looking forward to taking part in this age-old tradition, following in my mum’s and sister’s footsteps.”

The day’s festivities begin at 11.30am and will involve the crowning ceremony, a display of dancing, stalls and sideshows in Northill on May 7.

For more, see ickwellmayday.co.uk.


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