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Festival Queens

Garstang and District Children’s Festival

An Introduction from our 2019 Festival Queen

My name is Emily, I am 14 years old and I live in Garstang with my Mum Helen, and my younger sister, Lucy. I am in Year Ten at Garstang Community Academy and I am taking Health and Social Care, Geography, French and Triple Science for my GCSEs. I am a member of Bilsborrow Young Farmers Club and work in a salon on weekends where I help attend to clients.

As I have I lived in Garstang all of my life, I have always watched the crowning of the Garstang Festival Queen and I have taken part in the Children’s festival a couple of times. I was also in Barton Rose Queens’ retinue when I was younger.

I am delighted to be chosen as the Festival Queen for 2019 and I can’t wait to share my experience with my friends Abbie, Roisin, Niamh, Marianne, Hollie and my cushion bearer, Harry.

Finally, I hope that the sun is shining and that you will all be joining me to celebrate this memorable day,

Emily x

A Thank-you from The Retiring Festival Queen

I would firstly like to thank everyone for the help and support I have received as Queen in the past year.

In my time as Queen, I have had the honour of attending the local festivals in Cockerham, Catterall, Calder Vale, St. Michaels, Forton, Churchtown and Scorton watching the new Queens being crowned and walking in the parades which I have thoroughly enjoyed. We also were lucky enough that the sun shone on all but one festival which made the days more enjoyable. 

I was also invited to switch on the Christmas lights in Garstang and I have recently received an invitation to visit the Houses of Parliament which I am greatly looking forward too.

I would like to start by thanking my retinue   Bethany Jenkinson, Isabel Miller, Evie Gardner, Grace Lechley, Evie Caton, Martha Carr and Rhys Curwen for attending all the galas and looking amazing. I would also like to thank my family for all their help and support and last but not least Janet Worthington and the festival committee for all their hard work and organising this spectacular day which without them would not be possible.

It has been a real honour representing Garstang in the past year and I hope that Emily enjoys it as much as I did and the sun shines.

Ellen x