Deptford’s Jack in the Green marks May Day in Greenwich

Morris dancing, beer and revels came to Greenwich yesterday to mark May Day, when the Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green arrived.

I wish I’d taken my video camera along, but I hope these photos provide a flavour. It’s a shame the dancing and the crowds had to compete with the traffic on Royal Hill – but then the spontaneity of it all and holding up normal life for a short while is what it’s all about…





7:45PM UPDATE: I thought it was from the same people who revived the Horn Fair parade to Charlton a couple of years ago – thanks Sarah in the comments below for correcting me. There’s clearly more people into dancing and parading in SE London than I first believed!

3 comments

  1. Thanks, lovely pictures.

    You said “From the same people who revived the Horn Fair parade to Charlton a couple of years ago.”. Actually that was Dave Aylward and his Rediscovered Urban Rituals group, but it would have been nice if it had been us!

  2. Thanks for the correction and the kind words, Sarah. I wish I’d stuck around for more, although several flagons of ale doesn’t go down well with trying to get a bike up Hyde Vale!

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