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A brilliant day for the 

Hodder Valley!!!

What a glorious day we all had at the 2023 May Queen Festival! 


The sun was shining as the children from the retiring Dunsop Bridge retinue and the incoming Lane Ends retinue, patiently gathered outside St. Andrew's Church.

Our 2023 Queen was Jessica Bailey and her Train Bearer was Amelia Gawthorpe both from Lane Ends. Our retiring Queen was Daisy Royston and her Train Bearer Chloe-Jessica Bannister Hanley, Abbie Singleton and Lily-Valentina Corvino.

We were delighted that Mrs Barbara Simpson was our 2023 May Queen Crowner.

Starting with a wonderful service at St. Andrew's Church, Slaidburn, the resident year 6 school children from Brennand's Endowed and Thorneyholme primary schools were each given a dictionary by Mrs Anthea Hodson, to mark the end of their time at primary. 


After the service, the talented Slaidburn Silver Band led the procession through Slaidburn, to Rock House where Mr and Mrs Kerry Hodson gave each child from the local schools a monetary gift on behalf of the Slaidburn Estate. 


The Slaidburn Archive held a wonderful display of the May Queen throughout the years.  The 5-a-side football competition was won by Thorneyholme's Super Strikers, with runners up being Brennand's Slaidburn United team.  The incredibly competitive childrens and adult races then followed, ending the day with the messy egg catching.  There were many winners of our very popular raffle!  Each winner has been notified and thank you to each person who bought a ticket.

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