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The May Queen

A Presentation by Brian and Annie Eyre


Annie Eyre as May Queen in 1952

Annie was the first May Queen from Dalton in 25 years, also the Cushion bearer was Alan Graham. Just noticed it coincided with the year Queen Elizabeth 2nd came to the throne.
The first photo was taken in a studio then when Annie was retiring they started to take the photos in church




Annie Eyre as retiring May Queen in 1953



Back in the 1950's there would be a May Queen procession from the church, along Doncaster Road, across Popular Ave, along Park Lane, down Oldgate Lane, then along Cross Street, and back up Doncaster Road to the Church.

People of all denominations would turn out to watch the procession along the way.

Unfortunately Father  Mullane was getting on in years when he took over the Parish in 1955 and the route was eventually restricted to Doncaster Road from the church and returned to the church by leaving Doncaster road opposite Poplar Ave.


If you have any memories of the May Queen procession please send them in


My thanks to Brian and Annie Eyre for the marvelous photos above that we can all enjoy





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