Rosie is Iron Acton's May Queen

May 01 2019
Rosie is Iron Acton's May Queen

IRON Acton has chosen its May Queen, King and their entourage.

The traditional English May Day celebration, including maypole dances, looked to be facing complications when a group of travellers set up camp on the village green just before the Easter bank holiday weekend.

But the group moved on on April 24 after being given notice to leave, and a clean-up was taking place to ensure the green was ready for the celebrations on the May bank holiday Monday.

The five children chosen as May Queen, King, page and attendants are already excited about leading the procession through the village at the start of the event.

Rosie Wright, 10, above, is the May Queen. She goes to Iron Acton Primary School, loves swimming, dancing and singing, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up.


Iron Acton king and page

Daniel More (left) is the May King and Evan Hampson (right) is the page


The May King is Daniel Mora, 10, who hopes to be a tennis player or a boxer one day.

Evan Hampson, 9, is the Page. He loves Lego and technology, and he’d like to be a train driver.

He said: “I’m excited about being the Page in this year’s May Day procession, it will be good to wave to everyone when we go by.”

The attendants are Mia Rushent, 11, and Sophie Millar, 8, who both go to North Road School.


Iron Acton attendants


Mia Rushent (left) and Sophie Millar (right) are the Iron Acton May Queen's attendants


Mia enjoys dancing and singing and wants to be in a band when she grows up. Sophie loves Lego and reading, she’s currently working her way through the Harry Potter books.

The procession will be accompanied by the Westerleigh Brass Band.

There will be Maypole dancing from children from the village school, and displays in the show ring, including dog agility, Tae-kwon Do, and dancing.

The celebrations last from 10.30am to 4pm on May 6.