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Popular Wassail returns to Community Orchard

Frieze Hill Community Orchard’s hugely popular Wassail takes place once again this coming Saturday 12th January.

The main event of the evening is the Wassail ceremony featuring the Lord of Misrule and the Wassail Princess and Prince, who will pour cider onto the tree roots and place cider soaked toast in the branches.

They will lead the Wassailers in singing, chanting and in making lots of noise, to wake up the trees to be fruitful in the coming year.

As well as a bonfire, entertainment includes the fantastic Big Noise Street Band. Taunton Thespian Mummers will perform ‘St George & The Dragon’, a Mumming play written especially for the Wassail.

Refreshments include mulled cider and apple cake, apple juice and ‘Bangers in Baps’ (with a vegetarian option).
The event is free to attend.

A spokesperson commented; “Bring bells, whistles, horns and drums to make lots of noise. Very noisy children are particularly welcome. Wassailers are advised to bring a torch and wear wellies and warm clothing.”

The events runs from 5 – 7pm on Saturday 12th January 2019.

For directions to the Orchard are on the Community Orchard website.

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