2012 saw the crowning of the London's 100th May Queen. The first Merrie England and London May Queen festival was held in 1913 and it has continued every year since. In the 1920s and 30s it was a major event, covered by cinema newsreels and competitions in daily newspapers, but now it is known to few outside the over 20 local realms that take part in the annual event. The 72 pictures in this work give a unique insight into this community event.
This is the second edition of this book with some corrections and minor additions to the texts and at a slightly lower cost. The first edition is still available on Blurb as a cheap e-book.