Join in with the wassailing tradition

PUBLISHED: 16:15 06 January 2015 | UPDATED: 16:15 06 January 2015

Wassailing Blagdon.

Wassailing Blagdon.

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ONE of Somerset's more unusual traditions will be taking place over the next few weeks.

The wassailing season gets underway this weekend with music and dancing.

The tradition involves invocations and special ceremonies to scare away evil spirits and encourage a good apple harvest.

And this is all good news, as the apples will be used to make cider.

Morris dancers will accompany the festivities at The New Inn in Park Lane, Blagdon, on Saturday at 11.30am.

And on January 17, an event will be held at Conduit Farm in Wells Road, Draycott, from 6pm.

If that wasn’t enough, Rich’s Farmhouse Cider and the Burnham Rotary Club is holding an event at Mill House in Church Road the same night at 8pm.

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