A Memorable Day

A dainty double pram followed,
from it the shades were removed
and an upright pole placed in the middle.
It was wreathed

with red and white roses
to represent the maypole. From the top
hung red, white and blue ribbons
which were fastened

at the four corners.
The wreath of red and white roses surrounded
the whole, and a mass of these beautiful flowers
was heaped

on one side of the interior.
A little child occupied the other seat.
Red, blue and white ribbon was closely wound around
the springs and axles of the wheels.

Source: Extract from ‘A memorable day’ by Mrs EM Buskin, June 1911, in which Mrs CW Joyes won 2nd prize in the Billingshurst parade, West Sussex

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