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Project Britain

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

 
 
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Rochester's Sweeps Festival
 

Traditional dances

May Bank Holiday Weekend
First weekend in May

Rochester's annual Sweep Festival celebrates the traditional holiday that chimney sweeps used to enjoy on May Day. It was the one time of the year when the sweeps could put away their tools and have some fun.

The Sweeps Festival is a colourful mix of music, dancing and entertainment. An opportunity to see some of the traditional dances and hear the songs which have been past down from generation to generation.

 

Introduction to May Day | Maypole Dancing | Morris Dancing

May Day in the Past | May Day Today | Well Dressing

Back to folklore and facts about the month of May

 

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Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites projectbritain.com and primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.