Maypole tradition continue thanks to WDH grant

Published 20 May 2014


Residents in Gawthorpe were able to continue a 140-year tradition thanks to a WDH Community Grant.

The ever stylish Maypole Festival took place over three days earlier this month, with a mile-long procession of fancy dress and decorated floats paraded through the streets.

On the final day of the festival, over 100 pensioners gathered for food and entertainment at Gawthorpe’s Darby and Joan Club – which was funded by WDH grant helped fund.

Duncan Smith, secretary of the Maypole committee, said: “This Maypole is one of only three left in the country and for a small village it was a brilliant day with lots of WDH tenants in attendance and we’d like to say thanks for the grant which helped support the event.”

Anne Britton, Tenant Involvement Officer for WDH, said: “Being able to help contribute to such a longstanding and traditional community event is something WDH are very proud of and we were delighted to be able to contribute to a very lively and colourful festival.”


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