Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Pretty May Queens.

A postcard of a Hyde May Queen Procession.
Any information of when and where is appreciated.

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from wikipedia

Today the May Queen is a girl who must ride or walk at the front of a parade for May Day celebrations. She wears a white gown to symbolise purity and usually a tiara or crown. Her duty is to begin the May Day celebrations. She is generally crowned by flowers and makes a speech before the dancing begins. Certain age groups dance round a Maypole celebrating youth and the spring time.


Anonymous said...

Looks like the field where the leisure centre is now.

Trish said...

Looks like Walker Lane fields where we used to hold our Games when I was at Leigh St Secondary 1957 - 1961

Historian said...

Sometime between the wars judging by the headgear in evidence.