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May Queen 1957
Photo: Tom Walsh
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Item #: 30427
Christine Campbell May Queen. see Photo a Day 10th April 20018

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2018 at 15:22

I recognise a good few faces but only remember 2or 3 names.
Jimmy Hitchen on the left and John Halliwell my friend Pat's brother in the middle. The Queen is the girl on PAD today.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2018 at 15:29

Philip Corner at the front a cousin of mine!

Comment by: Elizabeth on 10th April 2018 at 16:54

Lovely photo, brings back memories of May Queens.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 10th April 2018 at 17:19

Nice photo Tom. Thanks.
And further thanks to yourself and Veronica for the lead to PaD - tripping along from one version to the other by just a 'click', gives further enjoyment. Christine will be pleased to see her dress exhibited at The Wigan Museum of Wigan Life.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th April 2018 at 20:33

A vague memory of an old rhyme I once read comes to mind: "Wake me early, Mother, dear, For I'm to be Queen of the May". I don't remember where I heard that but it has obviously stayed in my subconscious and has come to the surface on seeing this lovely photo.

Comment by: Weatherwax on 10th April 2018 at 21:03

Irene, The poem that you half remember is "The May Queen" by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Comment by: irene roberts on 10th April 2018 at 21:35

Thankyou, Weatherwax.

Comment by: tuddy on 10th April 2018 at 23:28

was this photograph taken in St Patrick's school yard? Looks like the entrance to the cloak rooms behind the crowning group.

Comment by: Veronica on 11th April 2018 at 02:31

You're right Tuddy the old schoolyard with the cloakrooms attached....

Comment by: tuddy on 11th April 2018 at 23:31

I remember them well.

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