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Deptford Jack in the Green tours Bankside streets and pubs

Fowlers Troop brought May Day revelry to the streets of Bankside on Friday as the Deptford Jack in the Green completed a circuit of local pubs.

Fowlers Troop outside the Market Porter
Fowlers Troop outside the Market Porter
chimney sweep
The Jack in the Green tradition is often associated with chimney sweeps
Deptford Jack in the Green tours Bankside streets and pubs

The Deptford Jack in the Green is a revival of an old May Day tradition where a large foliage-covered framework is paraded through the streets.

Since the early 1980s Fowlers Troop has toured Deptford, Greenwich, the Borough or the City of London every May Day.

This year's route was firmly in SE1, starting and finishing at the Market Porter in Borough Market.

Pubs visited included the Founders Arms on Bankside, The Stamford Arms on Stamford Street, The Charles Dickens in Union Street, The Lord Clyde in Clennam Street, The Royal Oak in Tabard Street and The Wheatsheaf in Southwark Street.

www.deptford-jack.org.uk

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