Like many other events in 2020 our Sea Queen Festival had to be postponed. Consequently we have set the new date for 24th July 2021
Our Sea Queens past and elect felt it was important to mark the occassion and to thank the community for the support it gave others during the Covid 19 lockdown.
Katie Morris, Sea Queen 2018, Ellie Deas Sea Queen 2019 and Jessie Barnett, Sea Queen elect 2020 accompanied by piper Sarah Isaac decided to walk (socially distanced) through each of the streets of our town. They each carried a symbol for the community.
Gifts to the Sea
Our Wreath to commemorate those lost to the sea.
This year it was also to think about those lost of the pandemic and the families who were unable to say goodbye in the traditional way.
A posy of flowers to celebrate our current community and how it had strengthened in lockdown
And a Message in a wooden bottle from the girls thinking about the future.
Many people put painted hands in their windows to symbolise reaching out to their neighbours in lockdown. In addition to this as our our small procession passed they stood in their doorways and applauded the community.
On arrival at Cellardyke harbour ,the Wreath, Posy and Bottle were handed over to the historic fishing vessel the Fruitful. From there they taken out to sea where the ceremony was observed from the War Memorial
It was quite a poingnant day and importantly the feed back we are still getting is very supportive from the community. The effort in lockdown was much appreciated and gave a bit of hope and symbol for better days to come..