Sunday, 6 March 2011
May comes early to the Dales.
Sorting through the farmer's family photographs yesterday for one of Dorothy as a young woman, I came across this one of the Maypole- taken around 1950 at the Vicarage Spring Garden Fete.
I couldn't resist posting it today although we are a long way from May. I hope you like it - there is such an air of innocence about it - and how I love those bonnets that some of the girls are wearing! I always wanted a straw bonnet with little flowers behind the brim; my mother never allowed me to have one as she said I was not a straw bonnet kind of girl!
And how lovely to see some boys in there. I think Dorothy must have been a very persuasive teacher to cajole boys into taking part. I'm not sure it could be done today. Also I like the activity in the background where the tables are set for tea and some people have already arrived. One of the farmer's sisters is on the far right of the photograph.
Those were the days eh?