Elstow May Festival.
No-one knows for how many centuries (or even millennia?) this festival has taken place in Elstow. For a copy of the history that we do know, click on the file download link, below.
For the list of May Queens, Heralds etc., from 1925 to 2013, click on the link here;
The May Festival Albums are arranged (mostly) one decade to a page.
You can go to your chosen decade by clicking on the links below:
1970s & 80s
Acknowledgement. Many of the 50s and 60s May Festival photos were taken by Bedford photographer Drake Sadler. ( Does anyone know what happened to him or his business, which was based in Castle Road?)
He was assisted by Peter Burr, who lived in Elstow at no. 205 (now 'Pilgrim House').
Some miscellaneous photos that we haven't yet been able to date. Can you help?