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Very exciting to see this magnificent very tall maypole in the middle of the roads at a t- junction in the fascinating village of Offenham. It would be grand to see the village lads & lassies dancing around this may-pole &, as it is surrounded...More
My daughter is very fortunate to live in this beautiful Village and can see this wonderful Historical Maypole from her home. We attend any Dancing or festival involved with it, i.e. May Day, Village Wake...always a joy to watch.
At last we've found one. We've been to lots of place around England an have never come across one. What a great tradition to still have in the village. We were lucky enough to visit on May Day along with the crowning of carnival queen...More
This maypole dates back a long way, and is in a great location at the end of Main Street in Offenham. The Children of Offenham CE school perform traditional maypole dancing here a couple of times a year, it is well worth coming to see...More
I live in Offenham and the village has several things to make it worth a visit. The permanently standing maypole, one of very few left in the country. The longest thatch in Worcestershire going over 7 cottages. Several other lovely thatched and tiled cottages around...More
I believe Offenham is one of only 5 villages in the country with a Maypole - and a lovely Maypole it is too! Whilst I wouldn't divert here just to see the Maypole, it is a beautiful village, with some thatched cottages, two excellent pubs,...More
Offenham village is distinctive with its 64 ft maypole, "the tallest of only six permanent maypoles remaining in England". Maypoles (as a prime example of pole oriented celebrations and rituals of varying kinds the world over) have historically religious "pagan" and tribal -social- roots and...More