Updated: January 15, 2012
In photos: Big crowds flock to traditional wassailing near Burnham

Big crowds turned out to watch the centuries-old tradition of Somerset wassailing - when good health is wished on apple crops for the coming year - near Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday night (January 14th).

Organisers from Burnham Rotary Club and Rich's Cider teamed up to hold the ceremony at the cider farm in Watchfield.

In addition to the ceremony itself when the wassailing queen was carried shoulder-high through the crowds, as pictured, there was entertainment from The Mangled Wurzels and Bob Darch, plus cider and other refreshments.

Proceeds went to local charities and a Burnham Rotary Club spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been another "great success".

Pictured: Saturday's wassailing celebrations underway at Rich's Cider Farm in Watchfield, near Burnham (Photos: Mike Lang)


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