Milford May Day Celebrations

Milford May Day 2015 107We were ‘all at sea’ on May 9th but in a good way as Milford & Makeney celebrated May Day even if, er… it’s not actually on May Day.

A good sized crowd of revellers gathered at the Holly Bush before moving to the Playground, Angelo’s at the New Inn and then the school for the May Fair.

Milford May Day 2015 010Milford Brass Band were, as ever, in attendance along with the Maids of the Mill, dressed as pirates for ‘The Sea’ theme, which meant saying ‘ahoy’ a lot and sneering at landlubbers. Three mermaids turned up, too, with fabulous blue rinses.

It was a significant May Day Celebration in that it marked the debut of the recently formed Makeney Morris who we hope to see at future May Days.  Read all about them here.

The watery theme seemed ominous as some wet stuff came down as soon as Makeney Morris began dancing. However, after suffering a few wet hankies, the skies cleared, leaving largely a dry day.

Along the way, Milford’s adopted red telephone box was officially opened by Deborah Biss (see a special report here).

During the day, there was a collection for Aquabox.  This charity sends boxes of clothes, medicine and equipment to disaster areas worldwide. Once the boxes are emptied, they are used as filter tanks to provide a clean, safe water supply. Bottling on the parade on the day raised £155. This brings the total  raised for Aquabox over the years to more than £4,000. 

Webmaster Ashley took over 100 photos.  You can view the gallery here on his website.

You have an opportunity to buy prints (even mugs, mouse mats, key rings and fridge magnets) with proceeds going to the maintenance of this website.

If more money than needed is raised, the remainder will be passed on to Aquabox.

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