Pupils help to ward off evil spirits

PUBLISHED: 18:00 23 January 2012

The Mendip Morris Men during the wassail

The Mendip Morris Men during the wassail

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PUPILS from Sandford Primary School crowned their own wassail king and queen as they helped to bless the trees at Thatchers Cider.

The traditional event – which derives from the Anglo Saxon words waes hael, meaning be healthy – was held on Friday to bless the company’s trees for the coming years.

Year five and six pupils joined in traditional dancing with the Mendip Morris Men, and banged pots and pans to scare away evil spirits.

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