May Day Traditions In Shaftesbury And Ansty

Alfred marks May Day with music and an insight into the ancient celebration.

Nick Crump chats with Penny-Jane Swift of dance group Steps In Time about the traditional May Day dancing in Shaftesbury, dawn dancing at Win Green and the green man.

And John and Margaret Cluett reflect on the cancelled Ansty May Day events.


John also reads a North Dorset dialect poem by William Barnes, chosen for the day.