May Day 1964

Mr Philip Nicholls, originally from Rhyl and now living in Western Australia, has kindly shared with us a May Day programme from fifty years ago.

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Jane1964 edPhilip has also sent a photograph of his sister Jane Nicholls who was a train bearer in the May Day of 1964.  The photograph shows Jane in her May Day outfit taken in the Royal Floral Hall.  Jane died in a tragic accident in August of the same year.  I’m sure all our readers would like to thank Philip for sharing both the programme and the remembrance of his sister with us, and we send him our very best wishes from Rhyl.







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  1. jonesthephones

    Smashing article. I was just 10 yrs old and played cornet in Rhyl Silver Band for this my first May Day procession. Wonderful memories. Lots of names that I remember and also the posters and cards from a time when we had so many more “real” shops and also a sense of pride and tradition.

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