Sunshine all the way for Chirnside Civic Week

THE 2010 Chirnside Gala Queen was crowned in the sunshine on Sunday, in a colourful ceremony at Windram Park.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 11:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 23rd June 2010, 11:53 am

The day began with the Kirkin o' the Queen at Chirnside Parish Church, followed by the traditional 'Toasting' in the Robin's Nest.

A fancy dress parade then made its way through the village to Windram Park for the eagerly anticipated crowning.

"It went really well, we had an excellent turnout and the weather was good," said Convenor of the Civic Week Committee, James Bolton.

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"I think the forecast is good all week so we'll just keep our fingers crossed for more of the same."

Chloe Wood was crowned this year's Gala Queen, and James said she had a really good day. "Chloe had a great day, everything went really well," he said. "It was very enjoyable."

Chloe's court are: Consort - Ben Williams, Herald - James Gullan, Crown-bearer - Jacob Cross, Attendants - Laura Ginn and Kirstyn Duff, Fairy Queen - Hailey Anderson, Fairy Queen's Consort - Benjamin Gillie.

Others taking part on Sunday were: P6 - Amy Clark and Ben Barett; P5 - Ellie Wightman and Dylan Wood; P4 - Selena Eaton and Hector Tomlyn; P3 - Cheyanne Wakelam and Michael Mackinnon; P2 - Patricia Glass and Nicholas Warnock; P1 - Shannon Luke and Zakariya Buddin.

Following Chloe's crowning the weather remained kind and a fun day was spent in the park with bouncy castles, laser quest, assault course, hog roast and much more to kick-start the week's festivities.

Later teams lined up at Crosshills and flexed their muscles for the annual Truck Pull, sponsored by Complete Gardens, before the day was rounded off with a celebratory disco which took place in the Robin's Nest.

See next week's Berwickshire News for the week's pictures and all the results.