In the hall if wet – more Ogley Hay May celebration photos!

On wet days, the maypole dane apparently took place in the school hall. The gym equipment on the walls reminded me of my school. What a fantastic expression! Image Kindly supplied by Dawn Hayton.

it’s time, I think for the last set in the amazing collection of images sent in by old pal of the blog Dawn Hayton, from her mother’s personal collection – and this is a fantastic set continuing the recent Ogley Hay School May Day celebrations that were a feature of the school for many years.

This photos compliment the other May Day images from Janet Bullock here, the follow up set from Kate Dixon here and this wonderful one from Sheila Kelly here.

Can anyone name the other children please? Image Kindly supplied by Dawn Hayton.

These images are beautiful and the photography and scanning are very high quality.

Of the whole donation from Dawn and her mum, there are three distinct sets – this one, the one of Brownhills Carnival in the 1970s here and also the very popular one of the 1977 Silver Jubilee celebrations in Middleton and Freeth Road here.

A stunning image of Dawn Hayton. Some good stuff in the background, too!Image Kindly supplied by Dawn Hayton.

My thanks to Dawn and her mum for some wonderful memory-jogging photos – they really are wonderful and very much appreciated.

If you see anyone you recognise, or have anything to add, please do.

Comment here or mail me: Brownhillsbob at Googlemail dot com.

Love the flowers! Can anyone help with names please? Image Kindly supplied by Dawn Hayton.

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7 Responses to In the hall if wet – more Ogley Hay May celebration photos!

  1. Dorian Grendel says:

    The top colour photo has me, Adrian Bickley, front left. I think I might be sat next to Carl Beaman. I’m not 100% sure on the others but I think front right might be Karen Brooks, who was my partner on the day, and next to her, Maxine Brown. Top left, I think, is Stephen Cooper, the others I don’t know.

  2. Nice to see reminders of the past, I remember having to learn the moves around the maypole, I was in Ogley Hay infants 1956>1959 just before you photographs. Does this event still carry on? As I now live in Wales, St. David’s day is the main event. Are there any out there around my era who remember me, Michael Sarsfield from Great Charles Street? be nice to make contact.

  3. David Evans says:

    the photo,Suzanne and Dawn, shows Ian Evans, end of front row, right hand side., I believe

  4. Mark Ward says:

    Suzanne & Dawn photo. Front row left is my wife Linda Ward was Painter 😁

  5. Linda ward says:

    I’m on the last picture first on the second row (Linda painter) 😁

  6. says:

    OMG!!! Top colour picture – Middle back row is me!! Karen Somers – what a surprise!!

  7. Karen Somers says:

    OMG!!! Middle back row is me!!!! What a surprise!! – Karen Somers

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