• January 20, 2019
  • 12:00 pm
  • Market Place

Come along and enjoy the fun. A Wassailing (which means “good health”) is an ancient tradition, usually conducted the day before Plough Monday – the weekend after twelfth night, traditional end of the Christmas celebrations. The purpose is to bless the apple tree in the hope of getting a good harvest next year. We’ll have some morris dancing, a mummers play and the traditional wassail ceremony.  There will be some audience participation in the wassail as we select a “Lord of Misrule” to preside over the wassail as our king, and we sing traditional songs to encourage the tree, and give it various gifts. Everyone is welcome to join us.  If possible, bring something along to make a loud noise to frighten away evil spirits – like a drum, or biscuit tin and stick, etc.

Free Event