Verbena Daphne Brighton in Gissing Village, Norfolk - 1 May, the 1920's

from Nuts in May: memories of care-free days, pages 53-55:

The country was never dull for long, April soon passed and May Day was upon us. Small things gave us such happiness and we looked forward with great preparations to this day. Our village carpenter made a beautiful Maypole, all striped it was […] [and] at last it was released and on its way to the meadow, a clean and fairly level patch chosen, the maypole reared up and held into its place with stones. 

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cite as

Verbena Daphne Brighton, Nuts in May: memories of care-free days. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 2:104, p. 53-55. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Gissing Village, Norfolk


Listening to

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'See the day the welcome day is dawning' performed by Children
May Day dances
'I love to roam in the morning...' performed by Children

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 May, the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:25:23 +0100
Approved on Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:25:14 +0100