Battle Abbey student is new carnival queen

Bethany Hill, carnival queen
Bethany Hill, carnival queen

BATTLE Abbey School pupil Bethany Hill has been chosen as this year’s Hastings Old Town Carnival Queen.

The 17-year-old, of West Hill Road, St Leonards, was picked for the role by a panel of judges. Bethany, who is studying A-levels and volunteers at a Battle nursing home, said: “I’m totally in shock and literally over the moon. It’s an honour to be chosen and this was the first time I’d entered.” Hastings Old Town Carnival is on Saturday August 10 - visit www.1066.net/carnival