• John Drury
  • John Drury and the Mayor
  • john drury at charivari day
  • the jester
  • the ex-mayors
  • big john
  • the plan
  • sewing his costume

john drury the sandwich giant

John Drury was a medieval mayor of the Kentish Cinque Port town of Sandwich, a soldier who was kidnapped by the French whilst defending his home town. Legend has it he was murdered and returned to the town in pieces!

Strange Cargo worked with local people to discover the giants character and to awaken him, to once again move through the ancient streets of the town. The Giants clothing represent the tradition of the local mayors to wear black robes to commemorate John Drury's murder, in the 14th century - a tradition that continues to this day.

John has a loyal and active following of helpers and he married his sweetheart Lady Elizabeth at a ceremony at Leeds Castle in 2008.

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