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Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green 2014

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green 2014 Copyright © Pixyledpublications

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green 2014 Copyright © Pixyledpublications

I am very grateful to Ross Parish for reporting that the Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green paraded today.  Yaxley Fen’s charmer of Vipers Sap-engro oversaw the birth of Jack-in-the-Green and the invocation of ancient Turf Law for the second year, along with patron Warwick Davis. This brings the current total of Jacks sighted this year to a wonderful fifteen with the possibility of at least one more later in the year. If you have pictures of any of the Jacks that went out this year please do consider sending a copy to me  at greenman@virgin.net so that I can add it to our free online Flickr photographic archive. My eventual goal is for the archive to hold pictures of every Jack-in-the-Green that goes out (and has gone out) every year to build a living archive of this wonderful tradition. If you have any pictures in any format and in any condition please do get in touch with me.  All pictures are always copyrighted to the original photographer and will never be used without prior permission.

Confirmed Jack-in-the-Green sightings:

  • Winchcombe – May Dawn
  • Rochester Sweeps (Blue Bell Hill) – May Dawn
  • Whitstable (Dead Horse Morris) – May Dawn
  • Deptford (Fowlers Troop) – May Day
  • Bristol
  • Knutsford
  • Cheltenham Sweeps
  • Whitstable (Oyster Morris)
  • Hastings
  • Guildford
  • Highworth
  • Ilfracombe
  • Oxford
  • Brentham
  • Yaxley

There were no reported sightings of the following Jacks this year:

  • Tunbridge Wells (last seen 2012)
  • City of London Jack (last seen in Hastings in 2012)
  • High Wycombe (no sightings since 2012)
  • Lands End (fog and rain in Cornwall meant that Boekka’s Lands End Jack-in the-Green couldn’t see in the dawn this year)

Still to come:

  • A rumour that a Jack may parade in the Pagan Pride Parade this year……

 

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green 2014 Copyright © Pixyledpublications

Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green 2014 Copyright © Pixyledpublications

 

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