Who climbed the pole?

The article below is taken from ‘The Barwicker’ magazine, and is reproduced with the kind permission of the Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society:-

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The Origin of Maypoles

From the Barwicker No. 41
April 1996

Author: TBC

Pre-World War II Climbers

George Oldfield
Frank Tennant

Post-World War II Climbers

1947 – Frank Tennant
1951 – Ken Birch
1954 – Ken Birch
1957 – Ken Birch
1960 – Arthur Nicholls
1963 – Arthur Nicholls
1966 – Arthur Nicholls
1969 – Arthur Nicholls
1972 – Arthur Nicholls
1975 – Arthur Nicholls
1978 – Arthur Nicholls
1981 – Simon Walker
1984 – The ropes were removed and the fox spun by Neville Gardner using a firemen’s lift.
1987 – Simon Walker
1990 – David Crabtree
1993 – David Crabtree
1996 – David Crabtree
1999 – David Crabtree
2002 – Festival did not take place
2005 – Chris Brown
2008 – Stephen Ward
2011 – Chris Brown

Diary Dates

Barwick Maypole Raising
Monday 26th May 2014

Barwick Beer Festival
Sat 18th October 2014

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