Photo of the May Day parade

May Day

May Day was always rather special in Normanton on Soar. Traditionally villagers gathered together at the Annual May Day event, held on the Bank Holiday Monday.

The day started with a Fancy Dress Parade through the village, followed by judging of the best costumes. Thereafter people just enjoyed themselves, taking the opportunity to participate in Games and Sideshows.

In 2007/8 it was not possible to hold the celebrations because of work on the new Village Hall, but in 2009 and 2010 it was back, thanks to the hard work of a group of dedicated villagers. In 2012 May Day was held at The Boat Club.

Since then there have been no events. Maybe one day it will return.

May Day