Crowning of Potters Bar Carnival princess and maids of honour

PUBLISHED: 16:59 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59 31 May 2017

Lucille Willey, 7, Ellie Beacham, 11 and Felicity Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo

Lucille Willey, 7, Ellie Beacham, 11 and Felicity Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo

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Three young Potters Bar girls are thrilled to have been named Potters Bar Carnival princess and maids of honour.

Ellie Beacham, 11. Picture: Danny Loo Ellie Beacham, 11. Picture: Danny Loo

Ellie Beacham, 11, who is a pupil at Oakmere Primary School, has been crowned princess after being involved in the carnival since the age of four.

Ellie loves dancing and does ballet, tap, jazz and street dance.

The two maids of honour who will be joining her on the day are identical twins Felicity and Lucille Willey, who are pupils at Wroxham School.

The seven year olds are both brownies and love animals.

Felicity Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo Felicity Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo

Potters Bar Carnival committee member Sue Weaver said; “The girls were thrilled to be chosen.

“They were over the moon and are looking forward to carnival day on June 11.”

All the preparations for the carnival are well under way, although there is an urgent appeal for more stewards.

Sue told the Potters Bar Edition: “We’re desperate for stewards for the procession.

Lucille Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo Lucille Willey, 7. Picture: Danny Loo

“Three have had to back out at the last minute.

“The police don’t monitor the carnival procession any more so we have to find people to volunteer as stewards.”

The stewards normally wear high-vis jackets and stop the traffic as the procession passes through the town.

The procession starts at Canada Life and the vehicles pick up the walkers in Mount Grace Road.

Then they all go down Darkes Lane, Mutton Lane and Elms Court.

There are currently 19 groups taking part in the procession.

Sue said: “We normally have about 15 or 20 stewards.

“We need as many as we can get.

“It’s quite a big area for them to cover.

“If we can’t recruit some more, it will put a lot of pressure on the existing volunteers.”

If the carnival committee can not recruit any more volunteer stewards if may mean that those at the beginning of the procession have to race to a later section of the route in order to keep everyone moving safely.

Sue said: “Stewards play an important role on the day to keep the procession going properly and keep everyone safe.

“We have play groups and primary schools involved in the procession.”

If you can offer your time to help out, call Sue on 01707 850147.

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