1951 May Day

May Queen Pamela Pressman with Betty Whitfield; Boys Dancing Group (named)

By Daphne Knott; Tom Dockerty (16/05/2012)

Betty Whitfield the retiring May Queen.
Betty Whitfield crowning Pamela Pressman, the 1951 May Queen.
Boys Dancing Group - Back row: D.Love; R.Millard; T.Putwain; I.Hills; L.Feetenby; C.Albert; M.Whitemore; L.Johnson. Middle row: J.Kieper; R.Adams; B.Graham; T.Draper; B.Gifford. Front row: T.Bone; L.Verrinder; M.Weedon; T.Dockerty; B.Beardsley. Our thanks to Tom Dockerty (16/05/2012).

The pictures show the 1951 May Queen, Pamela Pressman, with the retiring May Queen from 1950, Betty Whitfield and their attendants.

Betty remembers practising the dancing: ”I was working at K&L Letchworth, they let me have time off work several afternoons to go to rehearse the dances for the two queens. We danced to the tune of Greensleeves, the dance being arranged by Mrs Jepson.”

The final picture is of the Boys Dancing Group,with their names.

Do you recognise anybody in these pictures? If you do, please let us know or post a comment.

This page was added on 03/01/2012.

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