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1 May 2014

Follow the Deptford Jack

It may be a drizzly Thursday morning, but summer is nearly here, and today is May Day prompting the Deptford Jack to take to the streets of South East London to mark the season. The Blackheath Morris Men - under the guise of the Fowlers Troop - performs its traditional start-of-summer Jack in the Green each May Day, having revived an event which the original Troop performed until about 1906.

The event kicks off at 11.30am at the Dog and Bell in Deptford, and proceeds via the pubs of Deptford and Greenwich to the Ashburnham Arms, where events finish up about 5pm. If you're one of the vast majority of people who have to work today, you can see the Jack just after 1.30pm at the Old Royal Naval College if your work is in Greenwich and you have a lunch hour or otherwise consider asking your boss for holiday next May Day, or heading to Hastings over the weekend for their much bigger celebrations.

For more, see http://www.deptford-jack.org.uk

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