Gressenhall event shows how May Day used to be

Morris dancers, a young king and queen and some merriment round a May Pole helped to celebrate a traditional holiday at a Norfolk museum this weekend.

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham, marked May Day with a day of fun and festivities for all ages.

From garland making in an Art Attack session to traditional folk music, the event aimed to remind visitors of the traditional aspects of the celebrations.

A May King and Queen were chosen from the youngsters attending the event and they went on to take part in the May Day procession through the grounds, lead by Gressenhall's horse and cart.

It ended at the May Pole which had been decorated with flowers and a Union Flag.

The May Day celebrations were part of the museum's new series of events called Days with a Difference which are designed to focus on the more traditional activities associated with rural life and special occasions.

The next one will be a Father's Day special on Sunday June 19.