Queens of Lesser Realms
Gawthorpe Maypole Maid of Honour, Lily-May Broadhead is conveyed to the crowning of Queen Shannon McGroggan by Edward F Box funeral directors and undertakers.
"Susan Walshaw, of the Gawthorpe Maypole Committee, said the fairground rides had been coming for nearly 140 years and hoped a solution could be found that wouldnít result in scrapping it. She said: ìI can understand what the residents are saying, and on occasions there has been trouble on the last night the fairground has run. But perhaps if the youths were stopped from coming in gangs it would help the situation. It seems to be gangs coming from other areas that cause the problemsî.