Dancing the sun up on May Day at Hastings

People gathered on the Ladies Parlour on the West Hill at dawn this morning to welcome in the first of May.

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 3:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 3:13 pm
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Local Morris dance sides Mad Jacks and Hannah’s Cat were out to dance the sun up and were joined by a crowd of around 50 local people.

They were treated to a beautiful sunrise as the sun emerged from behind the East Hill.

The annual tradition is a precursor to the Jack in the Green celebrations which take place in Hastings over the bank holiday weekend.

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