Started by: admin (887)

Has anyone seen one this year ? I can remember when the annual MAY QUEEN parade was looked forward to for weeks, and it was a great honour for one girl from the street to be chosen as the MAY QUEEN.. Girls dressed as, Angels, Fairies, Mrs Mop. Boys dressed as, Cowboys, Coal Miners, Soldiers. and not forgetting the street party afterwards Happy times

Started: 2nd May 2021 at 09:44

Posted by: sonlyme (2833)

Gone the way of the walking day admin.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 09:55

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

I'm in agreement with sonlyme. Sadly, so many of the old traditions have, as to say, been lost.
That interest and motivation began to fade years ago and there seems to be very little emotional thought to reviving them.
Children's street activities, such as: skipping, hopscotch, hide and seek, marbles and the rest of the activities one would regularly see happening on small roads, streets, avenues, in parks and other areas now seem to be part of our history.
In reference to your post, I haven't seen a May Queen parade for decades.
Such a shame that some of those simple activities, which were extremely enjoyable and innocent, seem to be part of our past and no longer part of our future.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 10:18

Posted by: admin (887)

Hi my question was a Rhetorical question as May Queens are now part of our history Like 'Carol Singers', 'Penny for the Guy'' Whit Walks' Such occasions as kids, we would look forward to for weeks ahead

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 11:35

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

I am deeply saddened to learn that you feel my words are pointless and my contribution to this thread has no meaning at all. I was not attempting to answer the rhetorical question but only trying to add a small amount of information which might lend itself to others contributing to this thread and possibly to other threads.
Sadly, there are some people I know who have dissociated themselves to this site and they have been telling me to do likewise. Personally speaking, I am still in two minds.
Please accept my apologies if you feel these words of mine have little to do with this thread, but I felt that I needed to bring these things to your attention.
If you wish for me to erase my words here on this thread, please tell me and I will fulfil your request.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 12:45

Posted by: tomplum (7335) 

the very last walking day 2015 now gone forever unless we pay the policing fees[/url]

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 12:51

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

I have taken part in many May Queens and also dressed my girls for them when they were kids.
I also agree with every word said by ianp.
All the children dressed by mums, who improvised the character dressings from old clothing, net curtains, Christmas tree tinsel and soot from chimney backs and the occasional daub of mums lipstick on the little girls, who were either fairies, attendants to the Queen and of course the Queen herself.
A lavish party on the green outside (weather permitting of course) provided by a whip round from the mums and some very nice sandwiches (salmon or beef spread) some lovely fairy cakes and some very watered down cordial.

Different times now of course. All of our yesterday's just memories now, but oh! What memories.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:26

Posted by: dougie (4650) 

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:30

Posted by: gaffer (6701) 

The May Queens are still about, here’s one of them.

May Queen

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:32

Posted by: jarvo (30087) 

My sisters were always dressed as gypsies and the Queen would be drawn out of a hat, or chosen in turns.

The May Queen in 1960 has a special significance for me. At the end, after we had been to the traditional garden party, my Dad was watching the FA Cup final on TV. I came in and asked: 'Who is playing and who is winning?'

My Dad replied: 'The best team in the country are winning easily against Blackburn Rovers...'

The rest, as they say, is history.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:52

Posted by: momac (11614) 

Ianp,I'm sure admin wasn't being harsh with you,he isn't like that at gave some interesting comments...and please rethink about leaving these boards,we enjoy your input.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 13:52

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

don't leave, ian.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 14:00

Posted by: admin (887)

ianp WHAT are you going on about??? My reply was not aimed at you.. I don't see how you think it was?
When I asked had anyone seen any May Queens? I knew they wouldn't have because they stopped years ago hence the term RHETORICAL QUESTION

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 14:44

Posted by: ianp. (687) 

momac & basil brush,
Thank you for your kind words.
I am sorry to say, that due to being verbally attacked and greatly insulted by one poster, which I would like to add that it was not the first time as he had used some vulgar language previously, even used the 'f' word at a time when I was relatively unknown to this site and I had only contributed to threads in a normal and mature way, and the insults were recognised by tp and bb, I am now feeling that it would be more comfortable for me to take a break from this site.
Some of us deal with extremely sad events and handling the days as they come-and-go is not always easy. I have lost dear friends to early deaths and suicide, also had emotional difficulties to support a dear friend and family when their school-age daughter was murdered. My partner, who is strongly involved in the medical field, is working hard and long hours to help patients to overcome serious issues and my partner is dealing, week in and week out, with patients suffering from the covid virus symptons; some do recover, but some have been sadly lost to this virus.
On this site, many of us are merely names of our choosing and the true character of the person behind that chosen name is difficult to perfectly assess.
I have sometimes tried my best to protect some posters by giving them some support, only to learn that the one or more posters wish to vent their spleen on me.
Again, please accept my apologies to those who think that I have spoilt a thread which was to be a rather pleasant thread.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 16:28

Posted by: momac (11614) 

Ian,you haven't spoiled any thread.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 16:35

Posted by: jarvo (30087) 

Ian: Don't overreact. Ron didn't mean ANY offense.

Your input is welcome on this site.

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 17:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

Here is a film of a May Queen taken circa 1948, which was just after the war, it is taken on the field at the rear of St Paul's Church in Goose Green

Replied: 2nd May 2021 at 22:08

Posted by: aussie94 (2384)

+Why are you so obsessed wtih Kings and Queens. Grow up it is 2021.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 05:19

Posted by: kathpressey (5291) 

i see aussie is trying to provoke again and spoil a very nice thread. May Queen has nothing to do with royalty and was a lovely tradition which provided fun and an enjoyable day for children who had very little. I don't think it would work today because it would be too competitive, with parents feeling pressured into buying outfits rather that the make do with odds and ends like we were happy to.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 08:35

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Why are you so obsessed with this site if it upsets you so much. I think it's you who needs to grow up. So childish to keep picking holes in all the threads on here. If you don't like it then find a nice Aussie site and tell them how naff you think this country is. People here have no wish to be in your neck of the woods.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 08:37

Posted by: broady (16898) 

I think he has a problem with the “ happy juice”

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 08:57

Posted by: retep1949 (679)

This guy regrets he left these shores and must bore people to death with his whinging.Drunk AGAIN!

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 09:16

Posted by: basil brush (16527)

Again, please accept my apologies to those who think that I have spoilt a thread which was to be a rather pleasant thread.

You don't need to apologise ian, you've done nothing, or said anything, wrong.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 10:48

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (7184)

Broady said:

"I think he has a problem with the “ happy juice

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 12:33

Posted by: lectriclegs (4128)

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Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 14:23

Posted by: tomplum (7335) 

Obsession (ob sejon) n,
a persistent fear or impulse, often connected to mental health,

seek medical attention

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 15:13

Posted by: lectriclegs (4128)

It's only the truth that I seek,Tom.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 15:19

Posted by: dougie (4650) 

Two replies to me off aussie 94 after him taking the pisssss, he should know it's like water off a ducks back off people like him, hope he remembers what goes round comes round

Posted by: aussie94 (2381)
Hope you get it reall quick DOUGIE you plonker. ---about Covid-19--

Posted by: aussie94 (2381)
I have reflected on your 40221 post DOUGIR my advice to you go and jump in the Dougie ---about his posts 2381and only started 3---

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 17:12

Posted by: First Mate (268)

It wasn't that long ago people were wishing aussie94 well after he posted he had a health problems . I don't suppose he remembers that
I'm Back

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 20:31
Last edited by First Mate: 3rd May 2021 at 20:46:05

Posted by: tomplum (7335) 

comment edited by me, because I can,

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 20:53
Last edited by tomplum: 3rd May 2021 at 20:57:33

Posted by: jathbee (10872)

Just read that First Mate.
Sounds like he's had a personality transplant.

Replied: 3rd May 2021 at 21:11


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