Crowning of Merton May Queen at St. John's Church
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|Date Photo Taken||7th May 1955|
|Copyright 1||Croydon Times|
|Notes / History||The Merton May Queen pictured shortly after the crowning ceremony at
St. John the Divine Church,
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.