Friday, 20 January 2012

Wassailing returns to Dunster after 60 years

Wassailing, the traditional blessing of orchards, returned to Dunster after an absence of 60 years, on the 17th January. In the morning pupils from Dunster 1st School joined us for a mini wassail, where bread soaked in apple juice was hung from some of the trees, we read out the Dunster wassail song, and then made lots of noise to scare away evil spirits!

In the evening, we returned to the orchard for the main event, and over 100 people joined in the festivities and helped us to ensure a healthy crop of apples for the following year- not bad for the first attempt!

Due to the success of our first wassail, it will form a regular part of the estate events calendar, so keep an eye on this (at for more details.

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