Jack in the Green, Hastings

A bit of pagan revelry beside the English seaside

One of the things that always fascinated me about England was the remnants of pagan history around the country. From the stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury Ring to the strange bearded Morris Men ringing their bells and clacking their sticks outside pubs on Boxing Day, they are a reminder of the country’s freaky side.

Having watched The Wicker Man as a kid, I always imagined a dark pyscho-sexual element as well.

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