There are several of these around the south but none as grand as that in Hastings. Jack has a whole cortege of Morris dancers, drummers, fire-eaters and bogies, who run around daubing noses with green paint.
Jack is eventually taken up to the castle. The various sides, as Morris troups are called, have a chance to show off their dancing skills before the 9' high green man is brought to the stage and stripped bare, his greenery being thrown to the crowd. It's an all round jolly affair, especially with the recent good weather.
The fire eater
A green man