SLIDESHOW: Crowning of Hastings May Queen

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The bandstand in Alexandra Park was the location for this year’s Crowning of the May Queen, Bethan Jones.

The garland competition was the most widespread May Day activity in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'May Queen Bethan Jones. SUS-150305-151455001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'May Queen Bethan Jones. SUS-150305-151455001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15. SUS-150305-151506001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15. SUS-150305-151506001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15. SUS-150305-151431001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15. SUS-150305-151431001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'May Queen Bethan Jones. SUS-150305-151408001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'May Queen Bethan Jones. SUS-150305-151408001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'Hastings Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew. SUS-150305-151345001

Crowning of the May Queen in Alexandra Park, 3/5/15.'Hastings Town Crier, Jon Bartholomew. SUS-150305-151345001