Fowlers Troop & the Deptford Jack in the Green

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

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Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids

Posted by fowlerstroop on October 27, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green feature in this new book: Mummers, Maypoles and Milkmaids: a journey through the English Ritual Year by Sara Hannant.  Sara has been coming along on May Day for the last few years and has recorded her impressions as well as some lovely photos.  The book is published by Merrell.

The book was launched on 24th October 2011 at the Horniman Museum which has a display of photos from the book.  There was a small presence from Fowlers Troop at the launch playing some music, there are some pictures on Merrell's FaceBook page.

Bagrec blog

Posted by fowlerstroop on May 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM Comments comments (0)

I missed this blog before,  Richard Sanderson's Bagrec blog has a report of May Day.

Another blog posting

Posted by fowlerstroop on May 3, 2011 at 2:22 PM Comments comments (0)

A blog by Lara Ruffle has some nice pictures and video.

Over for another year!

Posted by fowlerstroop on May 2, 2011 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (4)

What a great day!  Thanks to all who came.  You can find my pictures of May Day 2011 in the Photo Gallery and links to photo collections provided by Richard Sanderson and Mick McTiernan plus video from Garry Walker in the Picture Archive 21st C page.

Over in the blogosphere, Neil Transpontine has posted a photo and a comment Jack in the Green 2011.

Darryl has posted some pictures and comments, Deptford's Jack in the Green marks May Day in Greenwich.



One day to go!

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 30, 2011 at 11:37 AM Comments comments (0)

One day to go before May Day!  I am just about to set off to buy flowers and then go on to the Ash to start dressing the Jack.

May Day in South London - a history

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Neil Transpontine has a new pamphlet out "May Day in South London: a history", which covers May Day events such as may queens, horse parades, demonstrations and, of course the Jack in the Green tradition, including the Deptford Jack. 

Look at the information on the Transpontine blog for details of how to buy it.  If you are in the area, the Review bookshop in Peckham is selling it and is a great little bookshop. 

Museum of London Folklore events

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM Comments comments (1)

Here is an alternative to the Royal Wedding which is likely to be of interest.  Steve Roud will be talking about London folklore at the Museum of London on Friday 29th April 2011.

On Monday 2nd May 2011, the Museum of London Docklands has a whole collection of May Day related events including Make a Jack in the Green at 11.30 and 1.30.  See all the events for the day on their Featured Events list.

May Day protests 18th April 2011

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 26, 2011 at 4:21 AM Comments comments (2)

On 18th April 2011, members of Fowlers Troop joined the protest against the government proposal to abolish the May Day Bank Holiday.  Here are pictures by Mick McTiernan of Fowlers Troop.

What the blogs say about Fowlers Troop

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM Comments comments (0)

News about Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack from other bloggers:


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London Lore Conference 25th April

Posted by fowlerstroop on April 30, 2009 at 6:16 AM Comments comments (0)

The first London Lore conference arranged by South East London Folklore Society (SELFS) and the Folkore Society took place at the Bishopsgate Institute on Saturday 25th April 2009.


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Here are some comments from the blogs:


Transpontine: 26th April


John Rimmer's Magonia Blog: 27th April


MorbidFrog: 27th April


Londonist: 26th April



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