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Wellow Maypole celebrations

Wellow Maypole celebrations

Featured News May 7, 2024
Wellow Maypole celebrations

THE annual Maypole Celebrations will take place this year on the late May Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, starting at 12noon and continuing until 5pm. 

This is one of the great, free events of the year in the area and always draws a large crowd. There is free parking near the site at Wellow Dam and Wellow House School, but the roads around the village green are closed to keep everyone safe. A souvenir programme of events will be on sale and the proceeds from this and the Maypole raffle go towards next year’s event. 

The crowning of the new May Queen, takes place on the village green, where the maypole is situated. This year Evie Hollingworth will be crowned, and her maids of honour will be sisters Gaby and Lotte Cooper. 

The other highlights of the day are the children’s procession, and the ever popular maypole dancing. The May Queen, her retinue and the dancers gather at St Swithin’s Church beforehand and form a procession to the green for the ceremony, dancing, and the mischief created by Wellow Jack and his Bogies. 

As well as the much loved traditional element, there is live music and entertainment, plus Morris dancing and Punch and Judy. There are lots of stalls selling crafts, plants and other goodies, including a special food area this year, the popular children’s swing boats and a variety of displays, including vintage vehicles and photos from years gone by. Please remember to bring some cash as not all of the stall holders will be able to accept cards. We hope to see you there!