This May Bank Holiday we had a wonderful festival in Barwick in Elmet, when our newly painted maypole was put back in it’s rightful place, in the heart of our village.
We had some fantastic eccentric entertainment this year (as befits Barking Barwick) with Four Hundred Roses. They are a troupe of dancers fusing Arabic, Gypsy and Indian belly dancing with Morris Dancing. They proved very popular with our vibrant community in the village.
My friend Lynne came down from Hebden Bridge to join the festivities, bringing some of her amazing Medici Macarons, which everyone really enjoyed.
Any clients who have visited my studio will have seen the tallest maypole in Britain in front of my house, but, you may not know that behind the studio are the remains of what was once a Norman Fort. This area was full of stalls, a funfair, a mini maypole and people… So I couldn’t resist taking my fuji rangefinder to the festivities to capture what an absolutely corking day it was.