Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green Festival. The Hastings Jack-in-the-Green festival was revived by Keith Leech in 1983 and is now one of the biggest annual gatherings of Morris Dancers in the country.  The Jack is “released” every year and is central to the festival

Hastings Traditional Jack-in-the-Green Festival. The Hastings Jack-in-the-Green festival was revived by Keith Leech in 1983 and is now one of the biggest annual gatherings of Morris Dancers in the country. The Jack is “released” every year and is central to the festival

Jack in the Green Fest, Hastings. Simon Costin (Director, Museum of British Folklore)

Jack in the Green Fest, Hastings. Simon Costin (Director, Museum of British Folklore)

British folk dancers, Morris men in Hastings, Sussex, UK on a May Bank Holiday. The earliest mention of Morris Men is in 1448 and records the payment of seven shillings to Morris Dancers by the Goldsmiths Company in London. (it's ok we all find it a bit weird too!)

British folk dancers, Morris men in Hastings, Sussex, UK on a May Bank Holiday. The earliest mention of Morris Men is in 1448 and records the payment of seven shillings to Morris Dancers by the Goldsmiths Company in London. (it's ok we all find it a bit weird too!)

Photo: Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore

Photo: Simon Costin, Director of the Museum of British Folklore

Jack Green of Great Britain reacts afer falling in the Men's 400m Hurdles Semi Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Jack Green of Great Britain reacts afer falling in the Men's 400m Hurdles Semi Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium.

Jack Green of Great Britain after falling in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Jack Green of Great Britain after falling in the 400m hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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