The May Day procession leaves the farm and crosses the fields to the secret garden
The May Pole is carried by the creatures of the old year
Their leader is a horse, the "obby orse"
The dancers are here to welcome summer and bid farewell to winter’s creatures
The pole arrives in our meadow, heralded by our jumpy goat girl
The pole is upstanding and the creatures of the old year must go. It is time to welcome in the May - the new year’s Summer
The band abandons their mournful marching melody and strikes up a joyful accompaniment to the May Dance
We would like to thank the Lighthouse String Band for their superb accompaniment. We couldn’t have gathered in the May in style without them
Our dancing May Day luncheon guests were in need of some lavender lemonade at this point!
Lunch in the garden followed the Gathering of the May. We hope our guests enjoyed the occasion as much as we did - thank you for coming!