There has been dancing around our village maypole (one of the few left in England) for centuries... this year the dancing didn't take place on May Day as the area was waterlogged, so it was scheduled for tonight and luckily took place just before the clouds burst again! There are usually thousands of people there with stalls and attractions, this year it was mainly local folk but we still cheered and there was a lovely atmosphere.
My friend's daughter was crowned Queen of the May and then folk in traditional dress danced around the maypole. This is a shot of my favourite bit - where the older children plait the ribbons. The little ones (from school) did us proud with their skipping dances earlier then went wearily home... as did I after this, as Cathy has friends for a sleepover tonight urrrgh.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my shot of the Birthday Girl yesterday - she read and appreciated them all (as did I)! Have a wonderful weekend :)