Trumpet Tuesday: The Maypole of Liberty!


Widely reported lunacy from the U.K. again, nothing to do with Brexit, merely another attempt to remove or destroy anything that has a remotely anglicised history or cultural relevance.

“The people of Bream in Gloucestershire were glad when a maypole was set up. The village had a Maypole Cottage, Maypole Estate and Maypole Road, but since the centuries-old maypole was moved in 1925 to let motor traffic flow, it had owned no maypole. So it was a blow to learn that the nice new maypole, painted by volunteers from the Bream Gardening Society, must be taken down again because it required planning permission. The Breamites held a dance of defiance round the pole in protest. Maypoles have a way of rallying people against meddling authority. It was the same in 1660 when Londoners, sick of the long years of Cromwellian rule, put up a great maypole in the Strand. No one knew quite what it signified, but they knew it defied the republican puritans. We could do with a few more maypoles today.”



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4 replies

  1. Seriously? Sounds as crazy as some of the stuff we have going on in America. Good on them for dancing in protest.

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