Crowning of Merton May Queen at St. John's Church

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Date Photo Taken 7th May 1955
Area Merton
Copyright 1 Croydon Times
Picture Reference MerMor_​Events_​F_​R_​46-1
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Notes / History The Merton May Queen pictured shortly after the crowning ceremony at
St. John the Divine Church,
South Wimbledon.

It is customary for the May Queen to make a short acceptance speech, in which she promises to fulfil her duties with enthusiasm and to the best of her ability.

The wearing of white gowns and seasonal flowers is a traditional feature of this annual event.

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