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May 2011 – The Deptford Jack visits Greenwich

If you are in Greenwich this May Day, then you might spy a 10 foot tall tower of garlands and greenery walking slowly around the town while dancers cavort around it. This is the revival of the old Jack in

A Jack in the Green Procession in Southwark on May Day

UPDATE: There have been some slight changes to the route – the details below have been updated based on an email on Saturday morning. Had an email over the weekend confirming the route for the Jack in the Green procession

The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green

On May Day, the Blackheath Morris Men parade around parts of South-East London in a revival of an old Jack in the Green tradition. According to the ubiquitous Wikipedia, The tradition dates back to around the 16th and 17th centuries,

Easter Chair Heaving at Greenwich

An old leather chair, Morris Men and Easter eggs – that is what I saw this afternoon as the Blackheath Morris Men continued their 20-year long tradition of Easter Chair Heaving. It is thought to be an old tradition which