Slideshow: Garland Day in Lewes

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Glorious sunshine blessed Garland Day in Lewes, the town’s traditional celebration of spring.

And glorious blooms made the colourful procession particularly memorable for the crowds lining the streets.

May Day Parade in Lewes. Photo by Nick Robinson.

May Day Parade in Lewes. Photo by Nick Robinson.

Bank Holiday Monday’s spectacle began in the Gun Garden at Lewes Castle, where The Knots of May dancers were joined by Long Man Morris Men and Plumpton’s Black Brook Morris.

There the Mayor of Lewes, Cllr Michael Chartier, and the Chair of Lewes District Council, Cllr Tony Nicholson, judged the floral creations of local children.

The dancers, their musicians and the youngsters then made their way down the High Street to Cliffe Precinct for more revelry.

Dancing then continued at The John Harvey Tavern and The Dorset.