Fowlers Troop & the Deptford Jack in the Green

The Deptford Jack in the Green goes out in South East London, and sometimes the City, every May Day.

Acknowledgements: People

I wish to acknowledge the following people who have been a valuable source of information about and inspiration for Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green.

The late Roy Judge, expert on May Day customs and author of The Jack-in-the-Green.

Andrew Lamb and Mo Johnson, creators of the revival Deptford Jack in the Green along with the Blackheath Morris Men.

Kevin Coyle, who died 23rd May 2016.  Kevin was guvnor of the Wickham Arms and the Dog and Bell and was a big supporter of the Jack in the Green and funded the original frame.

All members of Fowlers Troop 1900s and 2000s.

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Contact us: S.J.Crofts(@) googlemail.com

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Acknowledgements: Books

I wish to acknowledge the following books which have been a valuable source of information about Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green.

Thankfull Sturdee

One man's Deptford: a selection from the photographs of Thankfull Sturdee, reproduced from originals in the Archives and Local History Department of Lewisham Library Service, Lewisham, 1980, 0901637440. This book is no longer in print but you can refer to it at Lewisham Local Studies Centre.

Jack in the Green

Roy Judge,The Jack-in-the-Green, 2nd edition, The Folklore Society, 2000, ISBN 0903515200. You can buy this book from the Folkore Society or refer to it at the Lewisham Local Studies Centre.


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