People in Hutton bless the apple crop at wassail

PUBLISHED: 11:55 28 January 2017

Wassail taking place at Wood View, in Moorcroft Road. Picture: Jeremy Long

Wassail taking place at Wood View, in Moorcroft Road. Picture: Jeremy Long

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

People in Hutton braved the cold weather at the weekend to take part in the village’s wassailling celebration.

Hutton Primary School country dancing girls dancing around the Green Man Adam Puttnam and an apple tree. Picture: Jeremy LongHutton Primary School country dancing girls dancing around the Green Man Adam Puttnam and an apple tree. Picture: Jeremy Long

Villagers treated themselves to a tipple of cider before blessing the crop for the next year during the wassail ceremony.

At the event on Saturday children dressed up in traditional costumes and danced around an apple tree in a tradition which dates back hundreds of years.

People also banged together sticks and made a racket in a bid to fend off any lurking evil spirits which may pose a threat to the village’s apple crop.

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