photos: Big crowds flock to traditional wassailing
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).
from Burnham Rotary Club and Rich's Cider teamed up to hold the
ceremony at the cider farm in Watchfield.
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.
went to local charities and a Burnham Rotary Club spokesman told
Burnham-On-Sea.com the event had been another "great success".
Saturday's wassailing celebrations underway at Rich's Cider Farm
in Watchfield, near Burnham (Photos: Mike Lang)