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Hastings Jack

The museum director once again took part in the Hastings Jack in the Green festival on the 3rd May. Simon met and chatted with Chris Walton who has set up the Company of the Green Man website. Both were interested in the ways in which the image of the Green Man now seems to be linked so closely with contemporary Jack in the Green festivals even though there are no direct links originally. Another case of the mutating nature of folk practise.

If one image epitomises the spirit of the day it is this one. Mr Costin caught one of the Jack's attendants unaware (Marti Bogie), as the Jack was released from the Fisherman's huts.