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Hastings jack in the green photos

Hastings is a town of traditions that date back decades. One of the most infamous tradition is Jack In The Green, an annual Spring celebration during which a large figure made of green leaves and plants is metaphorically slain in order to release the spirit of summer. Jack is surrounded by bogies, green figures (like the one in the 2nd image) that protect Jack, musicians, drummers and Morris dancers who wind their way through Hastings Old Town and up to the hill.


It's as mad as it sounds and I really enjoyed capturing these images from this year's event. There's no end to the characters, creativity of costumes. A particular favourite is the green creature standing in front of the Deptford banner.





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