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.

Dressing the Jack 30th April

Dressing the Jack at the Dog and Bell from 6pm. Bring flowers.

Updated 29-4-22

May Day 2022

May Day 2022:

Fowlers Troop will be in Deptford this year. See below for route (PDF at the end if you want to print out a copy).

12.00: Dog and Bell, 116 Prince St  SE8 3JD.

From Dog & Bell: Benbow St, past Benbow and Oxenham flats to Gilbert House, McMillan Street, Deptford Green, Stowage (or through St Nicholas churchyard), through gate, left towards river. Cross the creek at the Swing Bridge.  Continue to Victoria Parade to Sail Loft.

12.30: Sail Loft, 11 Victoria Parade, SE10 9FR.

From Sail Loft: back across bridge, into Glaisher Street, right into the Stowage, left into Gonson Street and continue to Duke, Creek Road.

13.15: Duke, Creek Road.

From Duke, cross Creek Road, go along Creekside to the Birds Nest.

14.00: Birds Nest, Church Street.

From Birds Nest, cross Church Street, into Reginald Road to High Street, continue to anchor at end of Deptford High Street, for a twirl and/or a dance. Cross Broadway and continue to Royal Albert.

15.00: Royal Albert, New Cross Road.

From Royal Albert, cross the road and go along Watson's Street and then Comet Street and Comet Place to Deptford High Street.

15.45: Market Yard/Job Centre.

Good dance spot at Market Yard and/or Job Centre. From Job Centre, go along Resolution Way to Villages Brewery.

16.20: Villages Brewery, Resolution Way.

From Villages, go back along Resolution Way, go along High Street towards Creek Road. Cross Creek Road, go along Watergate St and left into Prince Street to Dog and Bell.

17.10: Dog and Bell, 116 Prince St.


Throughout the day: please take note of the following:       

Do not walk in the road! [sometimes unavoidable, but listen out and keep an eye on what those at the front are doing.]       

Keep together and don't let the procession get too strung out - important when we cross roads.       

If you have small dogs or children with you, keep an eye on them, it is hard for musicians, when walking along and playing, to see what is happening at ground level.       

Our volunteer first aider is Peter Kanssen. He will probably be the one with the hurdy gurdy.       

Page updated 24/4/2022