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Deptford/Greenwich Jack-in-the-Green 2014

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The Fowlers Troop Jack-in-the-Green will go out today around Greenwich. Please find details of the route below. If you see this years Jack please do take a picture and send it to me at

2014 Route

Thursday 1st May 2014

11.30 meet: Dog and Bell, 116 Prince St  London, London SE8 3JD, leave at 12.00,
12.15: Duke, 125 Creek Rd, London SE8 3BU, leave at 12.30,
12.45: Old Loyal Britons, 62 Thames St, London SE10 9BX [lunch stop], leave at 13.30, via Old Royal Naval College,
14.00: Star and Garter, 60 Old Woolwich Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NY, leave at 14.35,
14.50: Plume of Feathers, 19 Park Vista  London, London SE10 9LZ, leave at 15.20, via Greenwich Park,
16.00: Greenwich Union, 56, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8RT, leave at 16.30,
17.00: Ashburnham Arms, 25 Ashburnham Grove,  Greenwich, London SE10 8UH.
All times approximate. 

2 responses

  1. Angus Winfield

    Welcome to the merry month. Herein is a selection of May morning music that I put together for my U3A group ‘Music sans Frontieres.

    I love it. Summer is a’coming in , the birds wake us in the morning and we have a continuous succession of flowers in the garden and in the lanes. In the words of this song by Bellowhead ‘The finest month in all the year is the very merry month of May’.

    The ‘Obby Osses will be out in Padstow today. I went there some years back but too much publicity makes for too many people so it wasn’t much fun as I could see very little of the action. Their song was very memorable though. Steelye Span produced a good version.

    The Minehead Obby Osses start at 6am on May morning, and performances continue through the week. The music is boring but the frolics are much more accessible When my daughter Ceri was about fifteen she (presumed a virgin) got captured and presented to the Obby Oss in the middle of the Main A39 road, much to the consternation of passing, but delayed, motorists. She was supposed to have got pregnant as a result, but thankfully a few more years passed.

    May Day never was just about maypoles, Obby Osses, Green men and floral dances. Jonathan Coulton puts things very explicitly in his song ‘First of May’. I am not giving you a link for that; if you are curious enough you will search it out, but be warned….use headphones if there are children in the house.

    The forecasters tell us it is going to be colder over the weekend so that should dampen things down a bit !! No matter, Summer is a’coming in, loudly sing cuckoo…except I haven’t one for a few years now. Angus

    May 1, 2014 at 8:28 am

  2. Many thanks Angus

    May 1, 2014 at 9:42 am

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