.......is today, 13th May - they have lovely weather for it today too, bright sunshine, but a cool breeze. Celebrated for many,. many years in Abbotsbury here in Dorset, the flower garlands were originally made by theh fishermen's children, blessed, then taken out to sea on the boats. Nowadays, the garlands are left at the war memorial in the village, but still made by local children from wild and garden flowers.
Also today in 1995, Alison Hargreaves became the first woman to climb Mount Everest alone and without oxygen. Sadly, she died a short while after, on an expedition to K2, but still a very memorable achievement for a brave and courageous woman.