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Mentioned that to my good lady this morning. I remember one in our backs just fifty years ago. When I was a child we always had one - partly as a way of raising a few coppers.

The thing I always remember about May day was that the weather was always good - now?

 

Happy days

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I rather suspet some guys might have looked like they were morris dancing after using it to de-pube. :unsure::lol:

Trivia;

Morris dancing is thought to have originated in three major places - Oxford, Cambridge and Cowley although there are some who believe it started in Somerset or Devon, the dance was first practised as a pagan ritual by adults but eventually became a traditional seasonal game played by Minors. :wink::D :grin: :D

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Yes. There must have been some photos taken in the past of maypoles. Come on algy,

we await in eager anticipation. :wink::D

Sorry folks no old photos of Maypoles in the Warrington area but here's one I found in an old book, some right dodgy birds around this Maypole though. :wink::D :grin:

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Don't they still dance around a may pole in Appleton Thorn during the 'Bawming of the Thorn' every year ? I'm sure I remember seeing pics of local kids doing it.

 

I could be wrong though and I've not got time to google but saying that I'm sure that that is in June.......... but that's not far from May <_<

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Don't they still dance around a may pole in Appleton Thorn during the 'Bawming of the Thorn' every year ? I'm sure I remember seeing pics of local kids doing it.

 

I could be wrong though and I've not got time to google but saying that I'm sure that that is in June.......... but that's not far from May <_<

 

Dizz, do you mean this one, when I replied previously saying I didn't have any local old photos of dancing around the maypole i never associated "Bawming the thorn" with the maypole, although looking at the photo it does look as if they danced around the tree, perhaps someone from Appleton could enlighten us.

 

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As sarky as usual today eh Cleo :P:lol:

 

I know they are bawming a tree but I'm sure there used to be a maypole involved too. Perhaps it was to do with Stretton and not Appleton Thorn....

 

Bugger this is going to frustrate me now.

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