THE search is on for a festival queen and a rosebud for this year's Altrincham Festival.

Organisers are looking for successors to last year's rosebud, Grace Reynolds and festival queen, Jodie Hill.

Festival chairman Tony Fishwick said: "They have both been fantastic. They put so much effort into the festival and it was a pleasure to have them help us and on behalf of the festival committee I would like to thank them and their parents. It was very much appreciated."

Now the committee is looking for a new festival rosebud aged from seven to nine years of age.

The new festival queen who should be aged of 16-plus and enjoys meeting people.

Both of them will ride at the front of the Altrincham Festival parade on July 6 and they must live in the local area.

Send details to chairman Tony Fishwick at or by post to 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, Altrincham WA15 7AY.

Closing date for entries is February 23.