Tuesday, 26 April 2016

May Day Jack in the Green procession

This Sunday May 1st, the Fowlers Troop of morris dancers will parade the Jack in the Green round Greenwich, starting at the Dog & Bell in Deptford at 11.30, then the Sail Loft (12.30), Cutty Sark Gardens and Gypsy Moth (1pm), Star & Garter (2.30), Plume of Feathers (3.30), Rose & Crown (4pm), Ashburnham Arms (4.45).
The Jack in the Green tradition developed from the 17th Century custom of milkmaids going out on May Day with the utensils of their trade - silver cups, pots, spoons - decorated with garlands and piled into a pyramid which they carried on their heads.

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