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Location - Leeds & District

Bramley Carnival, Maypole Dancing (Bramley)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a group of children taking part in Maypole dancing at a Bramley Carnival some time around the late 19th or early 20th centuries. Many schools took part in this, a regular activity at the Carnival during that period when the event was held in early May every year. It is believed that it was held at this early time in the year to coincide with the Feast Day of St. Margaret, to whom the old Bramley church was dedicated. When the Carnival was revived in the 1970s it took place in June.
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Cross Green, Maypole (Otley)
Black & White imageC late 1860s. View of Cross Green showing thatched cottages with the Maypole in front. This Maypole was struck by lightning on 12th June 1871 and replaced by a new one on May Day 1872.
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Lower Wortley School, Group photograph taken for 'Maypole Day' (Wortley) (6 comments)
Black & White imageearly 1950s. Children from Lower Wortley School are posed for a group photograph on 'Maypole Day'. The May Queen is seen in the centre. At the right edge Dennis Fryer is dressed as Robin Hood. Next to him stands Sandra Stobart with her friend, Wendy Richardson, beside her. The tall girl, behind the small boy in white, is Susan Stobart. The little boy is holding a cushion used to bear the floral crown of the May Queen during the crowning ceremony.
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Lower Wortley School, 'Maypole Day' (Wortley)
Black & White imageEarly 1950s. Group photograph of children of Lower Wortley School dressed for 'Maypole Day', taken at the ceremony to crown the May Queen. The prospective May Queen sits on a throne against a backdrop of the Union Jack, while a small boy, dressed in white, presents the floral crown borne on a white cushion. In the foreground is the Maypole and in the background is Lower Wortley School situated in Lower Wortley Road. The building was designed by Richard Adams for the Leeds School Board and opened in 1885. Recently, (2008) the Grade II listed school has undergone a £3 million conversion by Advent Developments. Now called Forster Lofts, the scheme comprises of 16 New York Loft style apartments and 5 Mews houses. Nowadays, pupils attend a new Lower Wortley Primary School built in 2005 as part of a P.F.I. scheme.
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Lower Wortley School, 'Maypole Day' procession (Wortley)
Black & White imageearly 1950s. Image shows the 'Maypole Day' Procession held at Lower Wortley School. Young pupils are dressed in a variety of costumes. The girls are wearing long dresses and are carrying bouquets of flowers. These are the May Queen and her attendants. At the centre front, looking at the camera, is Sandra Stobart, walking beside Wendy Richardson. Of the girls behind them, the tallest is Susan Stobart. The boy dressed as Robin Hood carrying a bow is Dennis Fryer.
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