Maypole Dancing
Wellow Village | Nottinghamshire
Maypole Dancing
The actual dancing celebrations at Wellow have not been continuous during the last century. Festivities stopped during World War 1 and again during the Second World War. A principal part of the proceedings is the crowning of the May Queen, who is chosen by a secret ballot of villagers held earlier in the year; the girls have to be between 12 and 17 years of age. During the festivities the new Queen is crowned by the retiring Queen and then takes her place on the May Throne to watch the Maypole Dancing. Her Maids of Honour and a retinue that includes the Herald, Bugle Blower, Posy Bearers, Train Bearers and a Crown Bearer accompany her.
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