May Day South London with Fowler’s Troup

Hurdy Gurdy Player and good friend Peter Kanssen asked if I’d be up for a day of playing music with him as part of the May Day Celebrations. I jumped at the chance. The Fowlers Troop Jack in the Green was revived by members of Blackheath Morris Men and friends in the early 1980s. It is a revival of a Jack in the Green from about 1906 which was taken out around Deptford, South East London on May Day by the original Fowlers Troop. Here are some pictures of the proceedings. More information about the event and the Jack-in-the Green can be found here https://www.deptford-jack.org.uk’

 

12 Jacks have been sighted so far this year.

They are:

  • The Oxford Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Fowlers Troop (Deptford) Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Hammersmith Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Dead Horse Morris (Whitstable) Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Bovey Tracey (Grimspound Morris) Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Bluebell Hill (Rochester Sweeps) Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Bristol Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Whitstable Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Guildford Bush
  • The Evercreech Jack in the Green
  • The Ilfracombe Jack-in-the-Green

I’m still waiting for confirmation that the following Jacks have been sighted:

  • The Winchcombe Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Highworth Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Knutsford Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Isehara (Japan) Jack-in-the-Green
  • The Hever Castle Jack-in-the-Green