All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Archive for May 20, 2017

Dead Horse Morris Jack in the Green 

I’m very grateful to Dead Horse Morris for allowing me to post this picture of their 2017 Jack in the Green here.

Dead Horse Morris have a Jack-in-the-Green clad entirely in Ivy who takes part in the Dawn Rising celebrations on Whitstable Beach on May 1st each year. He then takes part in the Whitstable May celebrations. The Jack is built of ivy leaves tied together in bunches and then fixed to a light-weight frame. In it’s final form it also boasts a crown. Dead Horse Morris was formed in 1986 they dance in heavy hob-nailed boots, use short blackthorn sticks and their kit is based on the ordinary working clothes of a local fisherman or dredger of the late 19th Century.