May Queen

When I was a child we very often had little “May Queen” parades, just in and around our street. I tried to work out what year this was. It was after the Coronation, as my cousin Jean was dressed as “Sir Edmund Hillary” (and his famous achievement happened on the eve of the coronation.) So I am guessing that this little parade was held as a special event for the coronation, (ie not in May) or it was held the following year, 1954.

The lady in the background in the top photo was one of about 3 ladies who were organising our little parade. Sorry I can’t remember her name.

The girl in the crown is Mary Reed. I was dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and my brother Harold was the granny. The photo is not all that clear, but maybe some of you readers will recognise some of the faces here.


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About Edith C

Born in Tawd Bridge, attended Digmoor school and chapel. Migrated to Australia in 1958, but have been back to Upholland for visits on several occasions since. Was a teacher, now retired. I would like to keep in touch with the people of Tawd Bridge, Upholland and Skelmersdale, I still have a fond and deep connection with the home of my childhood.

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