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No. 129 - 10th January 2007
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Capfulls! Three Bushel Bagfulls!
Wassail at Broome
Farm usually takes place on Twelfth Night but
this year the apple fertility ritual took place the following
Saturday. The event was an altogether merry occasion with
hot, mulled cider being served in the barn before John Edwards
led a torchlight procession into the orchard.
the procession reached the orchard, twelve small bonfires,
to represent each month of the year were lit and the fertility
ceremony began. As small glasses of cider were distributed
to each member of the crowd, the Gloucestershire Wassail
Song was sung. A young boy then placed bread on the central
tree and cider was poured onto the tree's roots, in the
hope that in return there will be another good apple harvest
then drank a toast to the tree, being encouraged to cheer
and shout as loud as they could in order to ward off evil
spirits. They were then treated to a small firework display,
before heading back to the barn where some great home cooked
pork baps, chicken pasta bake and soups were being served
along with yet more mulled cider.
lively entertainment was provided by 'Fiddle and Squeeze',
followed by 'Chicken Shed Zeppelin' a group of musicians
from Brighton. A brilliant evening was had by all whilst,
raising money for The Coloco Trust.
torchlit procession sets off for the orchard. Ref: DSC_2225
up to ward off the evil spirits. Ref: DSC_2243
lighting of the twelve bonfires. Ref: DSC_2278
of Ceremonies, The Butler, aka John Edwards. Ref: DSC_2288
alight. Ref: DSC_2302
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