The main article on the Nostalgia page describes the history of Whitsun, from its origins as a religious festival to its association today with a Bank Holiday, and an opportunity for a day of relaxation and enjoyment. Here we take a look at some of these activities from the 1950s.

Visitors hoping for good luck on the “Spinner” sideshow at the Whit-Monday fete held at Loudwater, May 1956:

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Spectators are watching a lad testing his skill on the “Toot Toot”, an electric wire sideshow, at the annual fete staged on Whit-Monday at Holmer Green, May 1954:

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These children are gathered around the “railway slide” at the Whit-Monday fair held in the grounds of Holy Cross Convent in Chalfont St Peter, May 1955:

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Some of the entrants in the fancy dress competition held during the Whitsun Fete, Roundwood Meadow, Castlefield, May 1953:

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Passengers board a bus near the London Transport bus garage at the bottom of Marlow Hill for an excursion on Whit-Monday in May 1955:

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