Maypole Procession

By Alan_Baseley  
The annual procession held on the Saturday after the first of May every year in the village of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire.
This shows the May Queen in her carriage. Normally the May Queen rides a horse but for some reason she was in a carriage this year.
Maybe another victory for the Health & Safety jobsworths..... or maybe the May Queen didn't want to ride a horse!

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Tags: Street photography Photo journalism General Transport Gawthorpe Portraits and people Maypole Procession

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
4 May 2014 9:15AM
Two most beautiful horses, Alan, what fantastic manes they have. Carol

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 9:19AM
A beautiful horse drawn carriage, very well captured Alan.

Regards Nathan
4 May 2014 9:44AM
What a delightful image, Alan!

mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
4 May 2014 10:57AM
Wonderful capture Alan, beautiful horses.
Nice work.

Beautifully captured, so nice to see the old traditions kept alive. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 11:43AM
A very interesting shot. Well composed. IB
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
4 May 2014 1:01PM
Great shot. A lovely day for a parade.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
4 May 2014 3:02PM
Great capture of the horse and carriage Alan. On a purely personal basis I think I would made the shot just of the carriage and people. Suits the theme of 'May Day' parade perfectly.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 3:41PM
Excellent picture Alan. The two horses have been groomed beautifully.
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
4 May 2014 5:23PM
A Great imageSmile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 8:36PM
Probably got a sore back, after carrying all that coalWink

4 May 2014 10:30PM
What lovely horses. Great shot. Cathy
6 3 8 United Kingdom
5 May 2014 6:20PM
A well composed image. Health and safety or not, I think the horse and carriage works a treatGrin

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