Brent Knoll's Westcroft Cider Farm holds wassailing ceremony
Knoll's Westcroft Cider Farm attracted hundreds of spectators for
its traditional wassailing event at the weekend.
music acts Six Machine and Daft Folk entertained the crowds alongside
belly dancers, The Mummers, Nat Topping and Brent Knoll School.
Torch Lit Procession hailed the start of the event, led by Master
of Ceremonies John Page.
orchard ceremony with music and gun shots followed and a burnt toast
was placed in the tree, as tradition requests.
centuries-old Somerset wassailing ceremonies see good health wished
on apple crops for the coming year.
John Harris said: "I'm delighted with how the event went -
we had a superb turnout."
wonderful to see this Somerset tradition of marking the old 12th
night in the Gregorian calendar being maintained and growing each
wassail is celebrated each year around 'Old Twelvey Night' as it
would have been before the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar
Saturday's wassailing in Brent Knoll (photos Zoe Morgan)