Knoll's traditional wassailing ceremony draws big crowds
numbers of spectators flocked to watch a traditional wassailing
ceremony in Brent Knoll last night (Saturday).
cold weather failed to hit attendance levels at the event at Westcroft
Cider Farm in Brent Knoll.
crowds watched a torch-lit procession
into the orchard where burnt toast was symbolically placed in the
tree by the Wassailing Queen, accompanied by songs from Brent Knoll
School pupils, above, and musicians.
evening of live music and entertainment followed from Riverbrew,
the Somerset Mummers and others - accompanied by plenty of cider!
wassail is celebrated each year on 'Old Twelvey Night' as it would
have been before the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar in 1752.