[Saturday 15th May from 11am]
Preparations are well under way for this year’s special event when Miss Fiona Unsworth will be crowned May Queen at the Gala on Saturday, 15th May by Beryl O’Hare.
Fiona (9) attends Sunday Club at St Thomas’ Church with all of the girls in her retinue - twins Emily and Sophie Oakley (aged 8), Rachel Seggie (8) and Lauren Dowman (10).
The Crowning Ceremony will take place at about 1-30pm but the whole event starts at 11am on St Thomas’ school fields, featuring the Buckley Belles, Golborne Band and pupils from St. Thomas’ school. All local residents are warmly invited to enjoy the many attractions including bouncy castle, fairground rides, stalls, tombola, raffle, lucky dip and refreshments.
Fiona will be dedicating her speech as the newly crowned Queen to the memory of her auntie and uncle Madeline and John Unsworth, who started taking Fiona to Sunday Club when she was little. Madeline and John were tragically killed five years ago in a road accident.
If you would like to help at the Gala or have a stall, please contact Sheila Ashurst on 709913. Sunday club starts at 10.30am each Sunday in St Thomas’ Church sideroom.