Henry George Lock et al. in Sutton Courtenay - 1 May, the 1880's

from An Old Man Tries to Remember, pages 8-9:

I mentioned Garlanding a little way back. The day before May 1st, we would search the meadows for wild flowers. When the season was late, it was a job to find enough […] Well, on the morning of the 1st, we went from house to house with our garland. It was generally girls and small boys, as when the boys got older, they were shy of that sort of thing.  

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Henry George Lock, An Old Man Tries to Remember. In Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, Brunel University Special Collections, number 1:449, p. 8-9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538651712076 accessed: 17 July, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Sutton Courtenay


Listening to

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Children's May Day song performed by Children
'Youthful days are passing o'er us' performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 May, the 1880's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 12:15:12 +0100
Approved on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:49:53 +0100