1st May 2012

Talbot Court, London EC3V 0BP

Apart from all the usual maypole palaver, May Day was often celebrated during the late 18th & 19th centuries with the (predominately urban) Jack in the Green procession, which featured elaborately decorated milkmaids and chimney sweeps. This died out pretty much completely after WW1. Then, with a renewed interest in popular customs, it saw a revival in a number…