Tickets available at Spar or Town Council offices from Friday 5 January….
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas….
If you have never been to a Wassail, make 2018 the year that you do!
The Apple Wassail is a very old tradition practised in the apple orchards of southern England during the winter. The purpose of wassailing is to ‘bless’ the trees to produce a good harvest for the coming year and generally took place on Twelfth Night (January 5th), or sometimes on 17th January, known as Old Twelfth Night.
This fun family annual event is taking place on Saturday 20 January from 6pm onwards. If you like to dress up and decorate yourself with some ivy, leaves & feathers & bring along something to make a noise, like a musical instrument or a pot & spoon that would be great but not necessary! For those with dogs, we would advise they stay at home, unless they are ok with loud noises, as we will be firing a rifle, as is tradition.
Our Wassail King and Queen will be leading the celebrations together with Tywardreath Morris Dancers and the Rivermoor Coven.