Crowning the Queen of May, Hastings Castle

Crowning the Queen of May at Hastings castle

On the site of an ancient castle overlooking a south coast town, I witnessed a quintessentially English scene as the Queen of May was crowned in Hastings, East Sussex.

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

The ceremony forms part of the ‘Hastings Jack in the Green’ celebrations, which sees the town taken over by Morris Dancers, musicians, performers, drummers and legions of real ale drinkers.

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

The crowning of the Queen of May takes place in the ruins of Hastings Castle.

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

Crowning of the Queen of May at Hastings Castle, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK May 2012

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