Castleton, Derbyshire, UK. 30th May, 2016. Ancient Garland Ceremony though the streets of Castleton in the Peak District . The Garland' itself is a beehive shaped head-dress, covered with wildflowers and greenery, which is worn by the King over his head and shoulders. The topmost, removable piece of the Garland is known as ‘The Queen' and is also a smaller beehive shape. The garland often weighs between 50 and 60 pounds and is very heavy to carry on the King's shoulders. The King and his Consort are dressed in Stuart costume . Castleton band member . Credit: Ian Francis/Alamy Live News

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Castleton, Derbyshire, UK. 30th May, 2016. Ancient Garland Ceremony though the streets of Castleton in the Peak District . The Garland' itself is a beehive shaped head-dress, covered with wildflowers and greenery, which is worn by the King over his head and shoulders. The topmost, removable piece of the Garland is known as ‘The Queen' and is also a smaller beehive shape. The garland often weighs between 50 and 60 pounds and is very heavy to carry on the King's shoulders. The King and his Consort are dressed in Stuart costume . Castleton band member . Credit: Ian Francis/Alamy Live News
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Castleton,Derbyshire,30th May 2016.Ancient Garland Ceremony though the streets of Castleton in the Peak District . The Garland’ itself is a beehive shaped head-dress, covered with wild flowers and greenery, which is worn by the King over his head and shoulders. The topmost, removable piece of the Garland is known as ‘The Queen’ and is also a smaller beehive shape. The garland often weighs between 50 and 60 pounds and is very heavy to carry on the King’s shoulders. The King and his Consort are dressed in Stuart costume – a link with the first Oak Apple Day – and lead the Garland procession on horseback. Its also tradition to stop at each public house in the village on route to the church, were the garland is then hoisted up to the tower .
Location: Castleton,Derbyshire,England,Britain,UK,

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