was that exclusive to Wigan and when did the tradition die out
Started: 30th Apr 2014 at 21:46
I should never have bought that frock
Replied: 30th Apr 2014 at 22:08
The tradition generally died out every June
Replied: 30th Apr 2014 at 22:10
now he tells me
Replied: 30th Apr 2014 at 22:14
However you will be able to vote for your queen on May 22
Replied: 30th Apr 2014 at 22:18
Always had one in Platt Bridge, used your mother's old net curtains for a veil.
Replied: 1st May 2014 at 09:45
I don't think I've seen a May queen procession in Wigan for about 15 years.
Replied: 1st May 2014 at 15:15
Make that 20 years
Replied: 2nd May 2014 at 21:28
I was thinking about May Queens this mrning and wondered if they still happened. We used to plan ours for ages and you'd see loads parading around the streets. It was quite a big event for children. I suppose if children did it now the costumes would all be shop bought. It was alovely tradition.
Replied: 3rd May 2014 at 15:08
One year I was Davy Crockett another year a Pirate. We used to walk from Ridyard St up to Rylances at Halfway House and collect coppers of folk as we passed. If you went up Norley on any saturday afternoon in May you would probably pass three or four separate processions full of Pitmen and Fairies
Replied: 5th May 2014 at 20:13
rio- my brother had a Davy crocket hat too - king of the wild frontier!
Replied: 6th May 2014 at 18:04
only 16 days left and still not seen one
Replied: 15th May 2014 at 22:37
May Queens .... was that exclusive to Wigan ...?
Talk about small-town minded!
Replied: 15th May 2014 at 23:31
get your frock on tonks
Replied: 15th May 2014 at 23:36
Not seen one although on the telly last week thirteen blokes in White shirts with Red Vee's were pretending to be Rugby League players. Not far from Haydock I think
Replied: 30th May 2014 at 19:36