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RAIN did not stop play as people from across the area joined at the annual Maypole event in Wellow.

The Bank Holiday Monday started off gloomy, but the weather brightened up just in time for the festivities.

Wellow May Queen festival, new May Queen Eleanor Lee, 14 with her attendents clockwise, Hannah Laughton, eight, Emma Knight, 13, Evie McCool, 12, Lotte Hayes, 12 and  Elizabeth Lee, eight (w110531-7i)

Wellow May Queen festival, new May Queen Eleanor Lee, 14 with her attendents clockwise, Hannah Laughton, eight, Emma Knight, 13, Evie McCool, 12, Lotte Hayes, 12 and Elizabeth Lee, eight (w110531-7i)

These included a maypole procession and a special crowing of 14-year-old Maypole Queen Eleanore Leigh.

Wellow Maypole Committee treasurer Janet Carr said this year’s event was a great success.

“We had a fantastic turnout despite the weather, which thankfully brightened up in time for the main event,” she said.

“We would like to thank everyone who turned out to support the event, in particular the children who worked very hard rehearsing.”

As well as the main maypole celebrations, there was plenty of fun for all the family from falconry displays to stalls, games and live music from the Minster School ceilidh band.

The event was also extra special this year as it saw the brand-new maypole being used for the first time since it was installed in March.

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