A few weeks ago, I took a trip to the seaside to the Jack in the Green festival that’s held there every year on May Day. It’s a great olde English tradition which dates back to the 16th century, which was revived in Hastings back in the 80s and the annual celebrations feature lots of pagan symbolism, green foliage and Morris dancing. Oh, and a huge biker meet.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t play ball, but I wore traditional green regardless! Sorry that it’s paired with my uniform leather jacket, which is on here rather a lot lately. But that just reflects my life!
Outfit: A cherished Swirl dress
A few snaps le boyfriend took of the biker part with my camera!
RIP this flower headband, which fell apart last week!
Posting this as a good photo but would like to point out that as it’s not something I can remember seeing before, I looked up this rather ill-advised (IMO) black makeup that the Morris dancer on the left is wearing. Though the general consensus seems to be it started as a disguise and has largely died out for obvious reasons, I do feel the racial connotations should lead to it dying out completely as a tradition for Morris Men, sharpish.
The desolate seafront!
The old Pier, which burned down, is being rebuilt
Well nothing else to add really, since we got there late and didn’t stay massively long, so no more interesting stories… except some advice. Don’t pose for blog photos when there are hundreds of powerful motorbikes being driven down the bit of road you’re standing on…