The first of May or May Day as it can be known, was originally a Roman festival which began on 28th April and lasted a few days to celebrate the start of summer! Flowers were gathered - and a young girl was crowned Queen of the May, celebrated with dancing around the maypole!💃
Later on 1 May in 1328, the Wars of Scottish Independence ended with England recognizing the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.🏴🏴
Ironically in 1707, also on 1 May, the Act of Union joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.🇬🇧
1st of May in 1759 saw Josiah Wedgwood founding the Wedgwood pottery company in Burslem, Staffordshire, which is close to us here at Together HQ. Wedgewood was a prominent abolitionist of slavery. He mass produced cameos depicting the seal for the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade and had them widely distributed. He was also the grandfather of Charles Darwin! 👏👏👏
On 1st May 1840, the first Penny Black stamp went on sale📮😍
What will we look back on for 1 May 2021 we wonder?
Older people having a fulfilling sex life is not something we all usually talk about. But since when has the notion of love and sex only been something for the young? And at what age does it stop being "for us"? 🤔
We are all living longer, so why wouldn't we all want to make the most of each other for as long as we can?😍
In a fantastically positive move, Relate has teamed-up with renowned British photographer, Rankin, and advertising and marketing agency, Ogilvy to really promote and try and break down the taboos around older people and sex.