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London's May Queen at Hayes

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London's May Queen at Hayes

A grand parade of gaily dressed children marches through Hayes on the way to crown the latest May Queen.

Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins


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There’s a good sense of the scale of the annual May Queen parade provided here, as the camera captures a large parade passing down the road on the way to Hayes Common. Parade and common are packed out with garlanded white-clad children waving banners for “May Queen Of Brockley” and other participating districts. This year’s May Queen, who sadly goes unnamed, even delivers a short speech to the crowd, who stare in awe at the dramatic frills of her tutu.