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:
“Crowning of the May Queen”; Sat May 1 held in school meadow 3pm. Nicola Horton as May Queen with attendants. Quite novel with queen having a go-cart for a carriage – driven by Nicholas Haywood. About 150 attended.
The Day’s Programme
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.
The above extract from the log book, the programme and some photographs from the day can be seen below.