Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hawk Green Festival

A May festival on The Green has been revived by Hawk Green Residents Association recalling festivals of long ago. 

A king and queen presided over stalls, vintage vehicles and maypole dancing by the brownies. The Green has a long tradition of serving the outlying district of Hawk Green near Marple and was levelled with cinders from Goyt Mill for use as a cricket field in the 1930s. Before that it was common land where horses, sheep and cattle could be grazed by nearby cottagers.

The organisers turned up in costume reflecting a WW1 theme and the sun honoured the day.