THE village of Week St Mary was filled with sound and colour for this year’s traditional Revel.
Week St Mary Revel started this year with the ‘Harvest Queen’s Procession’ to the church, ably led by the musicians and dancers of Boscastle Border Morris in their brightly coloured tatters.
They and the Revel banner bearers formed an arch for the villagers to pass through on their way into the church. Reverend Mark James led the harvest queen, Pamela Morrison and her attendants, Annabelle Shipton and Maeve Motsche and page boy Geroge Horell in to the crowning ceremony. The retiring queen, Amelia Banks crowned Pamela during the ceremony assisted by her attendants, Keira Johns, Annabelle May and Cory Wickett.
Mr Len Davies revealed that the ‘Citizen of the Year’ is Mr Jeremy Ward and Rev James presented the sash and trophy to him. In his speech, Jeremy said that this village was a “fine example of community co-operation” and had a large number of young people compared to some other communities.
There was a fine selection of fancy dress entrants and the prize winners were as follows — under 5: 1st Elsie Prouse, 2nd Ronnie Walpole, 5-12: Lowenna Shipton Goode, 2nd, Ella Mitchell, 3rd Verity Bolt, GRoup WInners Rowan Spettigue and Delphie Ellis. The winner of ‘Play your cards Right’ was Marie Grigg, and the lambs were named ‘Tigger’ and ‘Eeyore’.
The Revel fair was well attended and the dog show run by Angela O’Connor was very well supported.
Tea was served in the grand marquee which was provided by Alan Colwill and a number of popular games and competitions fitted inside as well.
Boscastle Border Morris danced in the field to entertain and the bar was open all afternoon whilst a children’s bouncy castle was provided by Launceston Bouncy Castles.
In the evening Tom Wickett produced a great barbecue and Devil Rain provided music in the marquee. A large crowd danced the night away despite the increasing rain outside!
A spokesperson said: “The church and chapel would like to thank all those who helped in whatever way to make the event another huge success and are very grateful to all the local businesses who supported the day with donations of their sponsorship, goods and services.”