11 January, 2020
COME A-WASSAILING WITH US!
Wassailing is an ancient tradition that has roots dating back to the 8th century. The word wassail is derived from the Anglo-Saxon ‘wes hal’ meaning ‘be whole’, or as we would say today, ‘good health’. Bring something to make a noise with to help ward evil spirits from Shurton Mill Orchard – at the kind invitation of Cy and Mary Bartlett – and let’s help attract benevolent insects and birds to the trees in the hope of a good apple harvest next Autumn. There will be hot soup and mulled cider (in exchange for a £ donation!)
On Saturday 11th January we’ll gather at The Babbling Brook, Shurton and walk together to the orchard, departing the pub at 2.00pm. Be prepared for a muddy walk and dress warmly ready to join in the merry making!
Stogursey Twinning Association