May Day by the Thames

The 'green man' on London Bridge in 2007
The ‘green man’ on London Bridge in 2007

Sunday 1 May is May Day when the Deptford Jack in the Green will be seen on the Thames Path.

There the Jack, or the ‘Green Man’, is being dressed the night before from 8pm at The Dog & Bell in Prince Street which is also the Thames Path at the back of Convoys Wharf.

The traditional procession with music sets off from the pub on Sunday morning sometime after 11.30am. The route is at first inland along Stowage to cross Deptford Creek at the road swing bridge.

The Thames Path will be followed from the new Sail Loft pub (12.30pm) downstream to the Cutty Sark stopping for lunch at The Gypsy Moth pub (1.15pm).

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