Jack in the Green Festival :: Shared Description

This traditional Morris-dancing festival in Hastings attracts groups from all over the country. Taking place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, it culminates in a procession and a ceremony called Slaying of the Jack on the last day. The origins of the festival are linked to that of the May Pole. In the 16th and 17th centuries people in England would make garlands of flowers and leaves for the May Day celebrations. The tradition developed until people bedecked themselves in foliage. Chimney boys often covered themselves in grass and were nicknamed "Jack in the Green". The festival declined and disappeared during the 19th century. This festival has been held in Hastings since, its revival in 1983. LinkExternal link
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TQ8209 : Hunters Moon Morris, High Street by Oast House Archive
TQ8210 : Gazing couple at Jack in the Green by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green procession by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : St Clements Church by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Fire eater (6) by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Morris Dancers on Rock-A-Nore Road by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Rabble by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Chimney Sweeps by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - Bogeys by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Terrier in pram at Jack in the Green parade by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Mermaid by N Chadwick
TQ8210 : Green Man at Jack in the Green procession, Collier Road  by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2011 - the Wicker Man by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Union Jack on George Street by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Fire eater (4) by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Town Hall and High Street by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hunters Moon Morris by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green procession by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - Sambalango by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 - the Jack by N Chadwick
TQ8210 : Musicians at Jack in the Green procession, Collier Road  by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival - Bogeys by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Jack in the Green Festival 2010 by N Chadwick

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Created: Sat, 19 Jun 2010, Updated: Sat, 19 Jun 2010

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