Saturday, April 28, 2007

May Day 2007

Various May Day goings on in the South London area on Tuesday.

Fowlers Troop and the Deptford Jack in the Green will be doing their traditional May Day procession, not in Deptford this year, but in the Borough (Southwark) then over London Bridge into the City. They will be starting out at 11:00 am from the Market Porter, Stoney Street (Borough Market).

The folk at Camberwell Squatted Centre are having a procession from the Centre to Kennington Park, where there will be a maypole and picnic. Meet 2pm at 192 Warham St, off Camberwell New Rd, Camberwell SE5. Picnic starts at 3pm .

In the evening Strawberry Thieves Socialist Choir will be celebrating May Day at the Brockley Social Club on the corner of Foxberry Road and Brockley Road by the Esso petrol station. As well as songs and drink, there will be a short talk by me on the history of May Day in South London. 7:30 pm start, admission free.

(image: a London chimney sweeper, May Day 1813)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks for the mention(s) of Strawberry Thieves Choir gigs in your pieces. The choir has a website now and has upcoming events, music, contact etc. The address is
We're next singing at the Nunhead Cemetry Open Day on the 19th May at 12.30 and 2.00 pm in the chapel.
Mark on behalf of the Choir