nigelclack

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Black Jacks

I'm off skiing for a week in Scheffau - Austria, will catch up soon. This is from a recent wedding and Wassail, the men are dressed as Morriss Dancers and some are called Black Jacks I believe.

Black Jacks

I'm off skiing for a week in Scheffau - Austria, will catch up soon. This is from a recent wedding and Wassail, the men are dressed as Morriss Dancers and some are called Black Jacks I believe.

comments (5)

Excellent Nig. We feel like being in another era!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 29 Jan 2010, 12:35
WOW! What an amazing ritual!!! Beautifully captured!
this is so dramatic, Nigel. It feels like they should have pitchforks in their hands and be yelling. very nicely captured
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2010, 20:02
Slightly spooky, but nicely capture. Who's for dinner! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Jan 2010, 16:12
I was requested to toast the parents of the bride at a wedding some years ago. To have something different to say, I studied the origin of 'hail' a,d happened on the whole wassailing ceremony and everything that goes with it. Real old english stuff. Great picture, as if you are hiding from a mob smile
Nigel Clack: You're right, some very old traditions going on here, they were a plasant mobsmile

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