Friday, 4 May 2012

The May Garland Vs. Labour Day

In the May 1912 edition of The Vineyard Maude Egerton King shows a reaction against the May 1911 "Remember the Garland" article.  "I do hope that this year the Vineyard will remember that the first of May is Labour Day," said a revolutionary lady recently, "and in the face of these tremendous social and economic crises drop its trivalities about garlanding.  It might just as well tell us to plant primroses round sewers instead of emptying them."

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