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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