Deptford Jack in the Green

Fowlers Troop with Jack in the Green, 1906
Photo: Thankfull Sturdee
Deptford Jack in the Green in Bow Lane, 2007
Photo: © Fowlers Troop

Tomorrow is Mayday, and I shall hopefully be spending the day in London following the Deptford Jack in the Green. This year’s procession starts at 11:30 by the Market Porter in Borough Market, Stoney Street SE1 9AA. It then wends its way around the SE1 district of London, taking in Shakespeare’s Globe, and, natch, a number of inns.

See the Deptford Jack website for the full itinerary and some background on this old folk custom. If I make it out tomorrow I shall no doubt post some photos of the event in due course.