I’m very pleased to be able to report that the Highworth Jack-in-the-Green paraded through Highworth in Wiltshire on Saturday 29th April. My thanks to Paul Baskerville of the Bang to Rites Drummers for letting me reproduce his pictures.
Highworth in Wiltshire celebrated the 800th anniversary of it’s market charter with a Jack in the Green on 22nd April 2006. The Highworth Jack in the Green is now an annual tradition as part of the annual May Market. The Jack is accompanied by the Bang to Rites Drummers a group of community based performance drummers, based around the borders of Wiltshire, Oxfordshire & Gloucestershire who formed in the summer of 2013.
The Highworth Jack-in-the-Green visited Highworth in Wiltshire on the 30th April 2011 and joined the festivities of the medieval market