Queens of Lesser Realms




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Wassail Queen of Headless Cross, Holly Pound leaves an offering to the sacred robin.

"Here's to thee, old apple tree. Whence thou may bud, and whence thou may blow. And whence thou may bear apples enow. Hats-full, caps full, bushel, bushel sacks full. And all of our pockets full too, hurrah! And a little bit to keep under the stairs."

'The girls were interviewed privately at the beginning of the evening by a panel of judges consisting of the Mayor of Swale, Councillor Sue Gent, Councillor Ben Stokes and Asdaís community life champion Claire Fosbeary who is also a former town queen."