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Punch & Judy Show

Punch & Judy Show

Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day event on Monday 5 May was a big success with hundreds of people enjoying the vintage activities on offer.

The sun shone on Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day event, and lots of people enjoyed having a go at dancing round the maypole, croquet, hoopla, and a coconut shy.

Children also decorated handmade cones to hold real spring flowers thanks to park volunteers, Dorothy Round, Christine Creffield and Jan Leytham. Another highlight was a traditional Punch and Judy show, sponsored by Chandlers Cafe.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Beacon Park was packed over the Bank Holiday weekend, and the Victorian May Day event was especially busy. It was a chance to celebrate May Day in a traditional way, reviving pastimes for the whole family to enjoy.

“Well done to everyone involved in making the event such a success and our thanks to all our volunteers on the day, as well as to Chandlers Café, which contributed to the marvellous Punch and Judy show, and to Decades Vintage Boutique, which provided the Victorian costumes that really added to the vintage feel. We’d also like to thank Central England Co-operative for donating the flowers and to Secret Garden for their help. ”

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