The maypole started after Wendy our
chair person watched children from a local school do the maypole in
Castleford town centre (May 2003) Wendy thought that all Castleford children
should have the chance to dance the maypole, not just one school

 
From that day on we asked local
children if they wanted to dance, we started with about 20 children
which soon crew to over 30 children, we hired a 2 hour slot on Mondays
in our local Day Centre in William Street Lock Lane Castleford

 
3 Local councillors helped use to raise funds through the community chest, to clothe them.

 We dance at most local galas etc in the
area, we applied for £2,000 from The local children's network fund and
was successful, that paid for 12 months rent for training storage boxes
dance shoes and much more

 Any children over 3 years old welcome to come along to see if they would like to join us.

 Start at 5pm every Monday at William St Day Centre.

The Castleford Maypole Dance Troupe received a grant for £5200 from Awards For All in 2007

 


Christmas Light Switch On 2013

On Saturday 27 June 2015

We danced the Maypole for Warwick Estate Neighbourhood Watch at Knottingley

 

Crowning and Dancing the Maypole at Queens Mill Castleford 7 May 2016

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