Carnival Queen crowned in Old Windsor

Carnival Queen crowned in Old Windsor

Francis Batt

Carnival Queen crowned in Old Windsor

Old Windsor welcomed its new carnival queen on Saturday while its scouts and guides found themselves £2,400 better off.

The new queen was unveiled at the village's guides and scouts May Fair, held at Kings Court First School,  Ashbrook Road.

This year it is Lauren Decent, 15 - a pupil at Charters School, Sunningdale - who was crowned by last year's queen Xuxa Kidd during the fair.

Lauren loves dancing and the theatre and is a helper with the brownies. Also unveiled at the fair were the queen's attendant Francesca Rawlinson, 14, a pupil at LVS School in London Road, Ascot and carnival 'princesses' Agatha Thomson, 10, who goes to St Peter's Middle School, Crimp Hill Road, Old Windsor and Katie Beale, eight, a pupil at Kings Court. 

Agatha's brother Seth Thomson and Woody Larkin, both eight and pupils at Kings Court, will be the queen's sprites. 

Meanwhile Saturday's fair drew big crowds to support the village's scouts, guides, brownies and cubs. Old Windsor scout group treasurer Christine Harris said: "We all got drenched at one point but it did not stop it being a good day. Our sideshows were popular and we really attracted the crowds for the stocks, the skittles, the tin can shoot, hook a duck and lucky dip."

Old Windsor scout group chairman Neil Howells and guide leader Michelle Rankin helped, by bravely volunteering to get doused with sponges in the stocks.

Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the village's scout and guide huts.

This year's Old Windsor Carnival will take place over the weekend of June, 6, 7 and 8 at the recreation ground in Robin Willis Way.

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