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The Maypole, Barwick, Postcard

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General Views of Yorkshire Vol.1, no.22(ii), Q 942.74 K63Y
The Maypole, Barwick, Postcard
Undated The very ancient tradition of raising and lowering the Maypole has its roots in Pre-Roman times. The ceremony is performed every three years, celebrated with dancing, floats, a May Queen and attendants. By tradition, three pole men were elected to raise and lower the Maypole, having been appointed at a public meeting, held by the Cross. After 1951 it was decided to have a Maypole Committee. This old and cherished tradition is now in jeopardy, as insurance costs escalate.

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