May Day, 1971

By Kathryn Betts

Photo:The May Day "dignitaries".

The May Day "dignitaries".

Photograph supplied by Christopher Hopkins

May Day was celebrated on Saturday 1 May, 1971.  According to the school log book the May Queen, Nicola Horton, arrived on a go-cart driven by Nicholas Haywood (pictured below).

Photo:An extract from the school log book

An extract from the school log book

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School



Below is a copy of the programme for the day, which was found in the school log book.  According to the programme, the Queen's attendants were Samantha Misselbrook and Suzette Betteridge.  Michael Askew was the Mayor, and Nicholas Callaghan, George Deakin, Richard Carter, the aldermen.  Stephen Housden was the announcer and the Chairman of the council was Christopher Hopkins.  Mrs B Knight and Mrs M Bachelor were listed as dancing teachers.

Photo:The May Day Programme, 1971

The May Day Programme, 1971

Photograph courtesy of Meldreth Primary School

Photo:The May Day "dignitaries".  Nick Haywood is on the go-kart and Gerald is in the foreground in his wheelchair.

The May Day "dignitaries". Nick Haywood is on the go-kart and Gerald is in the foreground in his wheelchair.

Photograph supplied by Christopher Hopkins


This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 08/01/2011.
Comments about this page

After seeing this page I went through my old family photos and found the photograph above, which shows the 'dignitaries' on the stage including myself as Chairman of the Council in a rather fetching orange cape and floppy hat combo! I can remember the event quite well, as well as Nick Haywood's go-kart, which if I remember correctly was made by his father from two scooters welded together.

By Christopher Hopkins
On 22/08/2012

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