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1908, Miss Ada Jones. Band of Hope Festival

Miss Ada Hope. 1908 Band of Hope May Queen

After a difficult couple of years May Queen seems to have“bounced back” in 1908. Altogether there were 600 children inthe procession which was considered to be the best in thetwenty years since the event was launched.

May Queen, Ada Jones was Welsh by birth—Llanfairfechanon the North Coast but her mother Emma (Davies by birth)was a Lymm girl who appears to have left home for a job—almost certainly in domestic service. Having married and raised her young family there they all returned to Lymm tolive on Higher Lane. Shortly after her day in the limelight, young Ada was part of the new commuting generation, taking the train to Manchester to work as a shop assistant.  Not everyone was happy about the May Queen though. 1908 also saw the launch of Lymm Walking Day, harking back to the temperance aims of the original Bands of Hope Festival.

Image details

Location Lymm
Photographer - Coloured by Alan Taylor
Donor Michael Leigh
Era 1908
Medium Printed Material.
Image Reference LHC 02710
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