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April, 2003
Oxford's May morning: a picture of tradition
Choristers have been climbing to the top of Magdalen College tower on May Mornings for centures.

Watch out for our pictures of May Morning on Thursday.

In the meantime, here's a reminder of last year's revelry.

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May morning preview

Padstow 'Obby 'Oss. Read how an entire Cornish town goes mad on May Day.

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Revellers in dinner jackets
Dinner jackets used to be the order of the dawn after traditional May balls.

Revellers
It may be the start of summer, but warm clothing is essential.

Early arrivals

You have to be in place on the bridge in the small hours if you want to hear the singing from the tower at six.


Danger sign

Two-metre fences are erected to stop people jumping into the Cherwell...


Swimmers in Cherwell

... but some people are determined to cool off in the river.


Oxford City Morris Men

And it gets crazier still: morris dancing continues into the morning.


Adderbury Morris Men
They're a dangerous lot, these morris types - best avoided.

Scottish dancers

That's much better - Scottish dancing. A fine part of an English tradition...


 

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