VIDEO: Kids enjoy traditional maypole merriment

Primary school children from Buckingham helped keep an age-old custom alive yesterday, Thursday, as they took part in traditional maypole dancing for May Day.

Thankfully, despite grey skies, the weather held out, and there was a good turnout of parents and onlookers to watch the children’s performances on the green outside Buckingham Parish Church.

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Maypole dancing in Buckingham PNL-140105-172130001

The festivities were opened by the town crier and outgoing Mayor of Buckingham Ruth Newell who made a short welcoming speech.

Pupils from Bourton Meadow Academy and George Grenville Academy performed a variety of country dances and maypole dances.

Even tiny tots from Bourton Meadow Foundation 2 joined in, using a special mini-maypole.