Rory spent Saturday at Nenthead’s annual May Gala, which took place on the field outside Nenthead School and attracted visitors from as far as Newcastle. Rory opened the gala and crowned the May Queen, Erin Swindle-Lee, and made a speech of congratulation. He then met and chatted with visitors and talked to stallholders before judging the fancy dress and awarding prizes to the four contestants in four categories.
Rory said: “Nenthead has a unique atmosphere, and it was great to see so many of its residents come out to support this excellent gala day, which raised £ to follow. I’d like especially to thank Alison Clark and her committee for organising such a wonderful family day, and of course the Rose Queen Erin and her attendants, Abbie and Eve.”
Nenthead Gala Committee Chairman, Alison Clark, said: “We took over £900 on the day, and it was important for us that our MP was there to show us that he continues to support small rural communities like ours. We believe that we are a prime example of what places like ours can achieve. It was also great for the young people of the village and the international students who came from Newcastle to have the oppotunity to meet our MP and I understand that they were all extremely excited to have done so.”