All things Green Man & the traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Jack in the Green 2016 Update

Fowlers Troop Jack-in-the-Green 2016 © Pixyledpublications

Fowlers Troop Jack-in-the-Green 2016 © Pixyledpublications

It’s been a great year for sightings of The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green across the UK. My thanks to everyone who has confirmed sightings and sent in some fantastic photographs. I’ll be posting plenty more pictures of this years Jacks in the weeks to come both here and on our Flickr Archive. The picture above of the Fowlers Troop/Deptford Jack in the Green was taken by Ross Parish and the picture below of the spectacular Hastings Jack in the Green was taken by Rose Blakeley.

I have now had confirmed sightings of the following 21 Jacks for 2016:

  • Bluebell Hill/Rochester Sweeps Jack-in-the-Green
  • Dead Horse Morris Jack-in-the-Green
  • Hammersmith Morris Jack-in-the-Green
  • Highworth Jack-in-the-Green
  • Oxford Jack-in-the-Green
  • Deptford/Fowlers Troop Jack-in-the-Green
  • Cheltenham Sweeps Jack-in-the-Green
  • Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green
  • Whitstable Jack-in-the-Green
  • Ilfracombe Jack-in-the-Green
  • Winchcombe Jack-in-the-Green
  • Bristol Jack-in-the-Green
  • Knutsford Jack-in-the-Green
  • Guildford Jack-in-the-Green
  • Bovey Tracey/Grimspound Morris Jack-in-the-Green
  • Horsley Primary School (Stroud) Jack-in-the-Green
  • Hever Castle Jack-in-the-Green
  • Kentwell Hall Jack O’Green
  • Wythenshawe Hall Jack ‘O’ Green
  • Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green
  • Brentham May Day Jack-in-the-Green

You can find more detail about each Jack HERE

Whilst this blog remains our main method of communication Twitter has been a great source of information, photographs and videos of this years Jacks. I’ve been favouriting and retweeting over the past week from our Twitter account which you can find HERE

I would love to be able to gather photographs of all of this years Jacks for our free online Flickr archive. Please send any pictures via the ‘Contact Us’ tab at the top of the blog page. All pictures are always copyrighted to the original photographer.

If you haven’t seen a Jack-in-the-Green yet this year there is still at least one more to come. The Carshalton Straw Jack is a celebration of Harvest that takes place in September each year. The straw Jack is ritually stripped in the evening so that all present can take a keepsake and then he is burnt in a brazier. It is hoped that he will be burnt as a complete figure one year. The date for this event is still to be confirmed but you can visit the website here: Carshalton Straw Jack

There is also a possibility that a Jack will take part in the Pagan Pride Parade in central Nottingham on Sunday 7th August Pagan Pride Parade

Hastings Jack-in-the-Green 2016 © Rose Blakeley

Hastings Jack-in-the-Green 2016 © Rose Blakeley

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