A CENTURY old tradition is still bringing joy to a Cheshire village.

This year’s Mobberley Rose Queen has just been chosen as plans are already well under way for the annual summer celebration.

Beth Ralston will be crowned on Saturday, June 17.

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The 13-year-old Holmes Chapel Comprehensive student will be accompanied by ladies in waiting Pippa Rowlinson and Rosalie Tarne.

Dave Clayton, secretary of Mobberley Rose Queen committee, said: “All three girls gave wonderful presentations which made the final decision very difficult for the judges.

The festival was founded 101 years ago by Lily Green, when she was 15.

She was a telegraph girl at the old Mobberley Post Office when she came across a group of girls crying because they couldn’t go to Knutsford May Day.

Lily decided her village should have its own celebration and the rest is history.

Roles are still available this year for all local children who express an interest in taking part.

A procession will parade through the village followed by a crowning ceremony on the field at Hallbank.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

Local businesses will have stalls and food, drink and entertainment will be available.

This year the organising committee is trying to raise funds to ensure that the event can continue to run in the future.

Anyone wishing to donate can visit gofund-me/aca5cd15