To all the Citizens of Formby: greetings to you all on this beautiful sunlit May Day.
Early every May Day morning, the choir of Magdalen College sing a Latin anthem, Te Deum Patrem Colimus from the top of the college's 144 foot tower.
Somehow or another we seem to be losing some of our traditional forms of May Day celebration, so here's my contribution to the day. With thanks to the people of Oxford involved.
I've fond memories as a child of May Pole dancing as part of the primary school curriculum.
There are still some lively local traditions celebrated in small towns like Formby.
When I was a member of the Formby Parish Council I suggested the annual installation of the new Chair should take place in the village in the open air accompanied by some sort of event for children to participate in. Our local asparagus production normally comes on sale around now, should that become part of an annual event?
Hedon Town, another place with a highly successful blog, celebrates the month of May with a 'New Pennies' tossing scramble for their children. It's meant to symbolise the time when Hedon was part of a 'Rotten Borough'.
The Town Council consists of twelve councillors and each year one of the twelve members is elected to the office of Town Mayor. The Mayor-Making ceremony is followed by the traditional penny throwing, where the newly-created mayor throws new pennies into the street for the children to scramble for, is held at the Town Hall in May.
What do you think, is this something for the future? Use #FormbyMayDay on Twitter and I'll publish the suggestions.