Each MayDay, for ages and ages, there has been a Jack-in-the-Green festival in Hastings. The current one has been dancing up All Saint's Street since 1983. I love to go when I can and always take my camera. Here are a few highlights, and brief story of the day.
The sun was shining, always a good start
we had breakfast accompanied by a seagull and watched the Merry Go Round man attend to his Merry Go Round, which jingles in the town centre. Then off to the seafront to see what the day will bring
rally which also takes place on MayDay with the Carlisle Pub as it's final destination, where I suspect much hailing and toasting is done
Sambalanco drummers lead the drum roll, which bounces off the high properties, net huts and cliff faces of the Old Town and calls Jack out of his lair
and Jack begins his wild carousing passage around the Old Town
It is a glorious day, and is part of a longer programme of May festivities that surround this old festival.
As one wanders about, soaking up all this life and vitality, the occasional whisper is heard
"this is all a bit Pagan isn't it?"
Well ... yes actually ....
the rest of my pics can be seen here
but any Google search on Hastings Jack-in-the-Green will find you loads more