Welcome to The Briercliffe Society Forum

The forum is free to join and you do not need to be a member of the society. You will receive an email to activate your account before you will be able to log in. Please check spam filters and junk mail folders for this email.
It is currently Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:26 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: May 1st and the May Pole
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:29 pm 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:21 am
Posts: 72
Location: Onboard the Black Pearl
When I was a little kid I used to dance around a local home made may pole every May 1st. I was well into my teens before I found out I was dancing round a phallic symbol. :roll:

We used to sing something like this

Round and round the Maypole merrily we go,
Tripping, tripping lightly, swinging to and fro.
All the happy pastimes on the village green,
Hurrah ! Hurrah! Hurrah! May queen


Then the queen would sing

I'm the queen don't you see
I've just come down to the village green
and if you wait a little while
I will dance a may pole style.

Can you dance a polka ?
Yes I can but not with you but with my young man.

First Upon the heel then upon the toe
That's the way the polka goes.

It's a bit rough and my memory isn't as good as it used to be. :wink: Anyone else remember dancing around a may pole ?

_________________
Trish ...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:31 am 
Spider Lady
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:23 pm
Posts: 8051
Location: Staffordshire
I'm enjoying your memories Jack. Keep them coming :D

_________________
Mel

Searching for lost relatives? Win the Lottery!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:08 am 
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:21 am
Posts: 72
Location: Onboard the Black Pearl
Mel wrote:
I'm enjoying your memories Jack. Keep them coming :D

Call me Miss Sparrow because I'm female LOL !

I'm a Jack Sparrow fan but now I'm regretting calling myself Jack. :oops:

I have lots of memories from my childhood. It's a pity a lot of the old traditions had died out by the time I became a teenager. :|

_________________
Trish ...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:00 am 
Spider Lady
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:23 pm
Posts: 8051
Location: Staffordshire
Miss Sparrow it is then (perhaps Jackie :wink: )

_________________
Mel

Searching for lost relatives? Win the Lottery!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:45 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:42 pm
Posts: 48
I well remember dancing around the May Pole Miss Sparrow but alas I did not know until a few minutes age that it was a phallic symbol.... oh dear.
Margaret
:oops: :lol:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:40 pm
Posts: 25
Location: On the moon
We used to dance around the Maypole, in the years 1959to 1962 approximately.
My mum made mine by covering a broom handle with crepe paper. on top would br the crown which she made from two small flattish cane hoops which were crossed at right angles somewhat like the crossing of the coat hangers in Blue Peter's annual advent candle. This crown was then covered in crepe paper. I put on my best frilly frock and went out and was May queen while my friends danced round. We collected money after a song at each house then went to the post office and bought catapults!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group