9 Best pictures from Hastings’ Jack in The Green

Over the bank holiday weekend a wave of people flooded the streets of Hastings to celebrate May Day, led by the infamous Jack.

This wintry character is covered in foliage and walks the narrow and winding lanes of the coastal old town followed by towns people, 12 Green Bogies (Jack’s friends and minders), and Black Sal (Jack’s consort) up to Hastings Castle to celebrate the coming of summer.

Here are the best 9 photos from the Jack in The Green celebrations:

 

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Giants are made out of paper mâché and used to depict the town’s historical figures and character. They are approximately 12ft tall and loom above the crowds. Courtesy of Josh Hine, Instagram.

 

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Jack leads the procession of folklore enthusiasts. Courtesy of _BonhemianYara_, Instagram

 

 

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Mick rocking it as usual. #hastingsjackinthegreen

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Coloured smoke fills the air as locals fill the High Street.

 

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Attendees like to build and decorate their own costumes with paint, bells, leaves and flowers, following the tradition of using earthy products to adorn outfits.

 

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A giant woman in a blue dress has been made and is parading with other figures in Hastings’ history.

 

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Crows are often seen as familiars of witches in mythology and folklore.

 

 

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