Heyshott revives May Day celebrations

Burning Bright -  The wind quickly set alight the bonfire at Heyshott's annual event.'''Picture by Louise Adams C131494-6 Mid HeyFireworks ENGSUS00120130411113843
Burning Bright - The wind quickly set alight the bonfire at Heyshott's annual event.'''Picture by Louise Adams C131494-6 Mid HeyFireworks ENGSUS00120130411113843
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HEYSHOTT Bonfire Committee is resurrecting traditional May Day celebrations at Heyshott tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, May 4.

The idea is to create a community-spirited spring time tradition, and raise funds for the bonfire event at the same time.

The day will start at 11.30am, with May pole dancing by Heyshott’s Toddler Group. This will be followed by the crowning of the May Queen, Iona Hooley.

Iona who is 15 years old, lives in Cocking, but stables her horse, Barney, at Leggs Farm, Heyshott. She heard about the May Day Revival on the Parish website and said she felt ‘privileged’ and ‘excited’ she was chosen.

Iona will lead the procession to the Cobden Hall to open the teddy bears picnic.

Throughout the day there will be traditional games, children’s May Day fancy dress, a ‘just for fun’ dog show. For the adults there is a Pimm’s Party and tug-of-war.