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09 January 2012 | By: Lindsey

A Folky Twelfth Night On Bankside

A Folky Twelfth Night On Bankside
The Holly Man
The Holly Man
St George
St George
Serpent and Bear
Serpent and Bear
Beelzebub on Bankside
Beelzebub on Bankside
The Holly Man, wassailing The George
The Holly Man, wassailing The George
Sir Christmas
Sir Christmas
Lady Mummers
Lady Mummers
Twelfth Night wands
Twelfth Night wands
King Bean and Queen Pea
King Bean and Queen Pea

Crowds thronged to see the colourful Twelfth Night celebrations on Bankside yesterday afternoon, processing with the Holly Man to bring in the green, wassail The George Inn and generally get post-festive-festive and fabulously folklore-y.

Were you there?

All photos by Tom Bolton via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Lindsey

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ingrid

It's a serpent, not a crumhorn! Lovely pix!

David

no ingrid i was much better looking than him when i had that much hair hahah xx