Gardening VIP crowns Seaton’s royal party

PUBLISHED: 10:15 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:15 01 September 2015

Seaton’s royal party (left to right)  Princess Erin Ellis, Carnival Queen Jenny Weber and Princess Haley Jones. Rear:  gardener, broadcaster and writer Anne Swithinbank who crowned the Carnival Queen
Mrs Jacqueline Bayless (nee Powling) who was the Carnival Queen 50 years ago and presented the cups to this year’s Royal Party. Photo IAN BARRADALE

Seaton’s royal party (left to right) Princess Erin Ellis, Carnival Queen Jenny Weber and Princess Haley Jones. Rear: gardener, broadcaster and writer Anne Swithinbank who crowned the Carnival Queen Mrs Jacqueline Bayless (nee Powling) who was the Carnival Queen 50 years ago and presented the cups to this year’s Royal Party. Photo IAN BARRADALE

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Golden jubilee trio receive their cups from the town’s first carnival queen of 50 years ago - Jacqueline Bayless

Seaton’s royal party who will lead the resort’s golden jubilee carnival parade at the weekend were officially crowned at the town hall on Sunday evening.

The ceremony was performed by gardener, broadcaster and writer Anne Swithinbank.

This year’s queen is Jenny Weber, 14, and her princesses are Erin Ellis and Haley Jones. They received their cups from the town’s first carnival queen of 50 years ago Jacqueline Bayless (nee Powling).

Carnival events continue throughout this week with the climax on Saturday. Events begin at 10.30am on the Esplanade with the ever popular dog show, with 14 classes to enter.

Seaton Majorettes will give a display on the Esplanade at 7pm, performing in their new costumes for the first time.

The grand illuminated procession will set off from Trevelyan Road at 8pm. The Carnival this year will be led by the Exeter Pipes and Drums.

Cups and certificates will be presented by the carnival queen in the town hall from 10pm.


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