Saturday, August 28, 2010

Queen Anne in the Annapolis Valley Exhibition Parade

August 16, 2010 - It was amazing. It was very long. There were huge crowds lining the parade route in Lawrencetown. All the dignitaries were there - MP, MLA, Mayors, etc. And we were float number 106. This appearance was for Raymond Longley, our trusted coachman. He requested our appearance to help him celebrate his 54th year in the parade and at the Ex. How could we resist.

So the Duchess, Amery Boyer; a new jester, Mike Fearon; Jon Percy and Michael McCarty, the footmen and I (the queen) started at 6:50 pm and made our way down the main road in the beautiful carriage pulled by our favourite mare Bonnie through Lawrencetown to the exhibition grandstand.

We arrived around 8:30 and were greeted by a full house and a beautiful red ribbon with Judge's Choice First Prize. How about that! We were quite thrilled! Here are a couple of photos taken by a friend and neighbour Philip Hyam and Larry Powell of The Spectator.

By the way, the lady in the blue shirt with the miniature horse was not part of our entourage. It was interesting that Bonnie didn't like those little horses. But the kids along the way just loved them.