May Day procession, Exton school playground 1920s
May Day procession 1947 leaving the chapel at Exton Hall
May Day 1950, bottom of Empingham Road
From left: Sally Hill, Chippy Castle, Janet Carrier, Yvonne Bell, Ann Castle, Angela Secker (Queen), Dorothy Wallace, Gwynneth Sparks, Heather Secker.
Note narrow gauge railway for transporting ironstone in background
May Day c. 1950, Top Street
Back row: Gwynneth Sparks, Yvonne Bell, Janet Carrier, Ann Castle, Dorothy Wallace, Sally Hill. Front row: 'Chippy' Andrew Castle, Mary Castle, Angela Castle (Queen), Heather Secker.
May Day 1953
May Day 1950s?
May Day early 1960s, Pudding Bag Lane. The May Day procession would come from Exton Hall and enter the village from the gateway which then existed at the end of Pudding Bag Lane.
May Day early 1960s
Back row: Angela Castle, Joan Wittkopp, Lynsey Bell, Gwen Bullimore, Peggy Johnson, Betty Smith, Heather Secker, Rita Madison, Irene Andrew
Front row: Susan Keating, Sandra Staite, Lady Celestria Noel, Marilyn Smith, Pattie Hibbitt, Jill Senior, Sandra North,Mary Castle, Judith Smith, Ann Harby