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There was Maypole Madness at Freshney Place to celebrate May Day!

Posted: Thursday 09th May

To celebrate Mayday, Freshney Place Shopping Centre invited the local community to come along and join in with the tradition of Maypole dancing!

Maypole dancing is an ancient tradition where performers act out a ceremonial folk dance around a tall pole adorned with ribbons, which are then plaited to create beautiful patterns.

The fun and light hearted event invited adults and children alike  to have a go at knotting the Maypole ribbons under the guidance of professionals who demonstrated the dances and provided instruction.