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

Archive for Dec, 2022

A formal invite to every Jack-in-the-Green

A very special Christmas Eve message on behalf of The Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green.

2023 Marks 40 years of Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green and to mark this wonderful event Keith Leech (Known to many as Keith Bogie) has asked me to pass on this message to all Jacks in the Green and their followers:

“Next year is Hastings Jack’s 40th birthday on May 1st. It is therefore good news and bad news because we would love every Jack we know to come and join us but equally know that on May 1st they would like to be in their own community. I am therefore formally inviting all living Jacks in the Green to join us in Hastings on May1st 2023, but am equally aware that they may wish to stay in their own community and that is understood.”

Keith Leech

2022 Jack in the Green Update

As the year draws to a close I wanted to give you all an update on this years Jacks, an incredible 22 Jacks paraded this year making it one of the best years for a very long time:

The Bluebell Hill (Rochester Sweeps Festival) Jack-in-the-Green
The Fowler’s Troop (Deptford) Jack-in-the-Green
The Oxford Jack in the Green
The Deadhorse Morris Jack-in-the-Green
The Hammersmith Jack-in-the-Green
The Guildford (Pilgrims Morris) Jack-in-the-Green (Guildford Bush)
The Bovey Tracey Jack-in-the-Green
The Highworth Jack-in-the-Green
Evercreech Jack in the Green
Winchcombe Jack-in-the-Green
Boss Morris Jacky-in-the-Green
Stratford upon Avon (Shakespeare’s Morris) Jack-in-the-Green
Whitstable Jack-in-the-Green
The Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green
The Bristol Jack-in-the-Green
The Knutsford Jack-in-the-Green

The Bradford on Avon Jack-in-the-Green
The Yaxley Jack-in-the-Green
The Chagford Jack-in-the-Green
The Lantern Pike Jack-in-the-Green
The Brentham Jack-in-the-Green
The Carshalton Straw Jack

I can also confirm that:

The Clun Green Man returned and defeated the Ice Queen
The Islington Milk Maid’s Garland was seen at Hastings in May
The Lions Part Green Man was seen at Hastings in May as well as the October Plenty

But it doesn’t end there:

January 8th 2023 The Lions Part Twelfth Night Celebrations will feature their wonderful Green Man more info here:

And The Whittlesea Straw Bear will parade on 14th January 2023 more info here:

I will start updating the 2023 annual, events page soon and hope to be able to post a bit more often during 2023.

And some exciting information about next years Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green will follow very soon…..