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The Stinchcombe Wassail 22

The Stinchcombe Wassail

Village Wassail

Following on from our first apple day last autumn, and with high demand from several villagers (Jess, Jayne and Steve for a start) AND the kind offer of the use of the orchard at Eaves Barn by Lynn and John, there will be an informal village wassail THIS SATURDAY 15th Jan 3pm-6pm.

What is a wassail?

What’s a wassail?  Firstly it’s a chance to get together and toast one another’s good health (Waes Hael in the anglosaxon… to which the reply is Drinc Hael), secondly it is a chance to thank and bless our trees for their bounteous crops last year, and WAKE THEM UP so they give us a good crop this year! It’s noisy and it’s fun.  There will be mulled cider and apple juice to warm us up. And you may just get crowned Lord or Lady of Misrule!  Dress warmly and bring something noisy for the part in the ceremony when we wake up the trees and bring a mug to share the wassail bowl.

More information on wassailing can be found on the village website

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