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1 May 2012

Watch the Islington Milkmaids Garland

Well done to the always-on-the-ball Ianvisits, who alerts us to the revival of the Islington Milkmaids Garland tradition by all-female Morris troupe New Esperance, who will be on the streets of North London today.

The dancers start at The Compton Arms at around 11.30am, proceeding down Upper Street and dancing outside the King's Head, on Islington Green, at the Steam Passage and finishing at the Camden Head.

For those on the lookout for other traditional May Day ceremonies, the Tired of London, Tired of Life book has a particularly good one on pages 74 & 75, which will also be processing in the City of London today.

For more on the Islington Milkmaids Garland, see http://newesp.org.uk/events.html

^Picture © Copyright Robert Lamb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence^

1 comment:

  1. If you are referring to Deptford Jack, Ianvisits mentioned that one too - http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2012/04/30/look-out-for-a-tall-green-man-in-the-city-on-may-day/

    See also http://www.flickr.com/photos/37331602@N05/7132685853/