May Day Celebrations

May 1, 2011

Friends, neighbours and visitors celebrated together when, with the help of King John’s Morris and the generous loan of a maypole from St John’s school, FTQP welcomed in the spring with our May Day revels.

The weather was kind, and as usual with our ‘picnics in the park’ everyone brought their own food and drink to eat and share. King John’s Morris Men entertained us with a selection of traditional dances from different parts of the country, and were warmly received by the appreciative crowd.

After the professionals, it was the turn of the amateurs to have a go at traditional maypole dancing. Young and old(er) joined in with enthusiasm and gusto – it could be said more enthusiasm than skill! After several attempts however a succesful ‘plait’ was created and the participants warmly congratulated.

Grateful thanks to all who contributed to making the day a success, and for all who attended – locals and visitors alike.