National Celebration Days

Children dancing around a Maypole fronting the Common Road School mark two national celebration days.

Empire Day

Above is dated May 24th 1946 marking Empire Day, showing my parents patriotic involvement before future political correctness renamed it Commonwealth Day in 1966. Maypole celebrations below shown by David Stones are 1950 May Day dances. Proof that all Nottinghamshire boys and girls received a momento of the queens 1953 coronation is still held by Mac Clarkson.

May Day CommemorationCommemoration

Ending World War Two on VE and VJ Day obviously caused great celebrations in a memorial album. Nevertheless, national celebrity Red Rum created quite a stir in Huthwaite when making his 1977 visit.

VE Day Red Rum

Written 14 Nov 11 Revised 26 May 12 © by Gary Elliott