Journal, May 9, 1914

A pretty and pleasing entertainment was given on May Day at 9am by the children of the Exning Road Council School on the Jockey Club land adjoining the school.

The weather was cold and windy and was not very favourable for an open air entertainment but the programme was neverthe less thoroughly enjoyed by quite a large gathering of parents and friends.

It began with a procession, the leading figues in which were the May Queen (Gladys Howlett), her maids of honour (Ivy Laws and Vera Boys), a herald S Crick), a crown bearer (W Hyde) abd guards (Jack Ison and Sidney Hyner).

The action song I See You was prettily sung . After the chorus, the Herald proclaimed the May Queen who was then escorted to a flower decked throne and crowned.

In the afternoon the May Queen and her attendants visited the Workhouse and distributed flowers to the inmates and were congratulated on the entertainment by headmistress Miss Meskimmon.