GALLERY: Wassailing celebrations

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 January 2015

Hutton School folk dancers.

Hutton School folk dancers.

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DESPITE the chill in the air and the frost on the ground, revellers once again united for the ever-popular winter tradition of wassailing.

Villagers in Hutton go all-out for their wassail night every year, with families, friends and people of all ages taking part.

This year’s participants wrapped up warm and enjoyed hot mulled cider to keep the cold at bay during Saturday night’s antics.

The merry wassailers stopped off at the orchards at Wood View and at Walnut Barn to sing to the trees, hoping to bring about a bountiful harvest of apples this year.

As per tradition, the group was led by the Green Man and the wassailing queen.

Not to be left out, pupils from Hutton Primary School also performed a traditional folk dance during the ceremony.

The evening’s celebrations culminated in a ceilidh – a Gaelic term for a social gathering – at the village hall.

The festivities were rounded off with refreshments and music.

For more pictures of the wassail click through our gallery.

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