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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

May Day in Ilfracombe

Monday Ilfracombe celebrated May Day. It's a relatively recent tradition, although I'm sure it is actually a revival.
It was a really cold morning, freezing wind off the sea, but here are some pictures of the parade and maypole dancing.

Town Crier, Roy Godwin, leads the procession.

Several Morris groups took part including a ladies clog Morris group and these black faced ones.

Junior and infant school children dancing round the maypole.

Having wound it one way, they dance it back again.

A chilly day but much enjoyed. Following the dancing and festivities, the 'Jack' is taken down to the beach and stripped of his greenery, unfortunately I missed that, I got so cold waiting for the parade that I chickened out and went home!

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