I spent the May Day bank holiday back home in Hastings at one of the town’s pagan-themed festivals, Jack in the Green.


Basically the big green fellow parades around for a bit and is then ritually slaughtered at the local castle, thus celebrating the arrival of spring. Also followed by a large amount of morris dancing.


The bloke in the top hat is long-serving leader of the local council, Jeremey Birch!