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Archive for Jul 18, 2021

Boss Morris Jacky in the Green 2021

A few more pictures of the Boss Morris Jacky in the Green from Mayday this year. It does currently seem that this years Jacks did their job and helped bring in the Summer!

Boss Morris took Jacky up onto Rodborough Common & danced around her at dawn as part of Martin Green’s May Day Dawn Dance which was featured on Radio 4.

They then took Jacky down to Stroud Canal & did a small dance & Covid compliant procession.

The Boss Morris Jacky in the Green greets the dawn on top of Painswick Beacon each Mayday accompanied by Morris Dancers. Boss Morris Jack in the Green is actually a Jacky in the Green. She was created in April 2017 and first appeared on Painswick Beacon at dawn on May Dawn 2017 at an annual hop hosted by Gloucestershire Morris Men with Boss Morris, Stroud Ladies Morris & Miserden Morris attending. She is entirely formed from recycled materials. The Boss Morris Jacky is not slain at the end of the day but instead the Spirit of Summer in the form of petals can be seen emanating from her. Jacky lives at an eco-housing community while she is sleeping throughout the rest of the year.

http://www.bossmorris.com

Pictures copyright Arron Attwood and Lynn Rogers reproduced with permission and many thanks