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 Plus
9 193 18 Greece
4 May 2014 9:15AM
Two most beautiful horses, Alan, what fantastic manes they have. Carol

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 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!

Richard
mistere Plus
2 1 3 England
4 May 2014 10:57AM
Wonderful capture Alan, beautiful horses.
Nice work.

Dave.
Beautifully captured, so nice to see the old traditions kept alive. SmileSmileSmileSmile
Carol
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 11:43AM
A very interesting shot. Well composed. IB
4 May 2014 1:01PM
Great shot. A lovely day for a parade.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 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
Ron
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 3:41PM
Excellent picture Alan. The two horses have been groomed beautifully.
Peter.
netta1234 Plus
4 307 2 Wales
4 May 2014 5:23PM
A Great imageSmile
NettaSmile
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 May 2014 8:36PM
Probably got a sore back, after carrying all that coalWink

Adrian
4 May 2014 10:30PM
What lovely horses. Great shot. Cathy
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 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
Ryan

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