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Apr 26 2013

May Day at the Manor – May 6, 2013

harrow_museumNow that spring is finally here, Harrow residents are invited to come and celebrate the coming of summer in a Green Man & May Queen themed fun day at Headstone Manor on Monday 6th May.

New for this year’s celebration is a vintage car show, with a number of rare beauties including the Triumph Vitesse that took part in the 2012 London Olympic Games closing ceremony.

Residents will be able to see fantastic displays of falconry and medieval combat, and traditional Morris and Maypole Dancing. Children can ‘make & take’ green man masks and may queen crowns and then join in the parade of the green man carnival giant.

Attendees can step back in time on a guided tour of the medieval manor house, the oldest parts of which date from the 14th century, and trace its Tudor history. For a hands-on Medieval experience you can take a photo of yourself, your children, or your friends in a replica pillory and make amends for any wrong-doings, or you can try and hit the target in the archery arena.

Residents can treat themselves to homemade bread, cakes and jams, speciality foods, handmade crafts and gifts from the many market stalls that will be there on the day. People can also meet people from local groups such as Harrow Heritage Trust and Harrow in Leaf, find out more about what they do and how to get involved, and explore the rest of the site with games, rides and craft activities to keep the family busy for the whole afternoon.

Councillor David Perry, Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Cultural Services, said: “This year’s May Day celebration is bigger and better than ever. There is something for all the family and promises to be a great way to spend a bank holiday.”

Nearest Tube/ Train: Harrow & Wealdstone/ Headstone Lane (20 min walk)
Nearest Buses: H9/ H10, H14, H18/ H19
Limited Free Car Parking available

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