Jack-in-the-Green festival (Hastings) (bank holiday day trip)

Let's make the most of this Bank Holiday Monday by making a trip to Hastings for the traditional Jack-in-the-Green festival. For photos from a similar trip, see:

Jack-in-the-Green is a traditional celebration of the coming of spring. Expect to see Jack (wearing the crown in the picture below), several giants (the mermaid figure below is one of the giants who protects Hastings), the Bogies, Morris dancing and much more.
We will see the final stage of the procession and watch some of the stage entertainment - optionally you can join me for a walk up on the East Cliff, before returning to see the "killing" of Jack.

The cost of this trip is £30. Please pay me in cash when you meet me at the station. This includes the cost of all transport and administration. You will need to bring some extra cash for food and drink or any optional attractions.

Planned timetable:
8:15 Meet at Victoria train station (next to Nero Express)
The meeting place in Victoria is number 42 on this map of Victoria train station:
(I'll be wearing an orange scarf, and my mobile phone number is 07984 257572. )

8:47 Train leaves London Victoria
10:49 Train arrives Hastings

Enjoy the Jack-in-the-Green procession and festival

4:14 Train leaves Hastings
5:20 Train arrives Brighton

We will go into town for a quick fish and chips supper
We plan to return to London on this train:

7:19 Train leaves Brighton
8:10 Train arrives London Victoria

Please do not join this trip unless you are happy to travel together with the rest of the group at these times.

Weather forecast for Hastings:

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  • Mirèse V.

    Thank you Mark. Seen and experienced a lot today!

    May 5, 2014

  • Joanne L.

    It was a lovely day. Nice to meet you all!

    May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again, Mark! It was a great day.

    May 5, 2014

  • Anita

    Hi Mark, this would me my first time with the group, how would you like the payment, can we just make cash payment when we meet? And are the tickets included?

    May 2, 2014

    • Mark

      Wecome Anita. Yes - please pay me in cash at the station. I have updated the description to make this clearer. All transport is included, but food and drink are not.

      1 · May 2, 2014

    • Anita

      Hey Mark, sorry I did miss informing about my change in plans! Travel safe and have fun guys.

      May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it and thought I had changed RSVP. It's a lovely day so sure it will be great.

    May 5, 2014

  • Ben W.

    Sorry. had a terrible headache and think I will give this a miss.

    May 5, 2014

  • Anita

    Hi, thanks for arranging this could be a nice event to watch, look forward to it!

    May 2, 2014

  • Wayne M.

    Apologies but I will not be making it on this trip.

    May 2, 2014

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