May Day Celebrations

May Pole Dancing

Maypole Dancing in Aston Park, c.1900 (Ref: Misc Photos/Parks)

I thought people might enjoy this seasonal image taken from the Birmingham Album of dancing around a Maypole in Aston Park from the turn of the last century. We hold a substantial collection of images of local parks and recreational grounds that record over a 100 years of development and use; they show not only the history of the parks and horticulture but give an insight into to changing fashions and social trends.

Amanda Thomas

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