Victorian May Day celebrations coming to Museum Gardens in Lichfield

A traditional Victorian May Day celebration will take place in Lichfield.

Maypole dancing in Museum Gardens. Pic: Ken Webb

Maypole dancing in Museum Gardens. Pic: Ken Webb

Museum Gardens will host the event between 11am and 3pm on May 2.

The celebrations will include maypole dancing, a Victorian craft activity, and a range of traditional games, including a coconut shy.

There will also be a free 30-minute Punch and Judy show at 12.30pm.

Councillor Andy Smith, Cabinet member for leisure and parks at Lichfield District Council, said: “What a perfect way to celebrate May Day, visiting a picturesque park in the heart of the city and taking part in, or simply watching, the traditional activities, such as dancing round the maypole and a Punch and Judy show.”

Entry to the event is free but there will be a charge for some of the activities.

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