Torringtons May Fair royalty is gearing up for the annual festival next week.May queen Neve Cox, 11, will lead the entourage on Thursday, May 7. She will be accompanied by crowner Carrie Lawrence-OShear; heralds Tyler Whittaker and Charlie Sears-Avery; and attendants Lilly-Mai Curley, Summer Pateman, Kaitlyn Grills, Mia Sampson, Kelsey Woodroffe, Bobbi Manning, Amelia Batten and Paige MacDonald Bale from Great Torrington Bluecoats. Celebrations begin at 9am and the crowning of the May queen is at noon. Richard Rumbold, Mayor of Torrington, said: We are celebrating a tradition which can be traced back to 1220 and continues to this day. The crowning of the May queen remains the highlight of a full week of celebrations, culminating with our grand carnival on Saturday, May 9.