A NEW rose queen and rosebud will be crowned in Ashton Hayes this weekend.

St John the Evangelist Church will honour Curie Beth Woodard Lord and Gemma Conery with their respective titles at 12.15pm on Sunday.

Christleton High School pupil Curie Beth, 11, enjoys horse riding and sailing.

Eight-year-old Gemma, who is a pupil of Ashton Hayes Primary School, likes swimming and baking with her mum.

Both girls will be at the centre of the procession, with other children in the retinue, which will start at Village Farm at 11.30am.

After the crowning there will be several attractions on the WI grounds, including stalls games, refreshments and an opportunity to ring the church bell.