Singing, dancing and drinking

A WASSAILING Night in Brent Knoll was a sell-out success. West Croft Cider Farm held the event, which included traditional Morris dancing, singing

A WASSAILING Night in Brent Knoll was a sell-out success. West Croft Cider Farm held the event, which included traditional Morris dancing, singing and a generous supply of the apple beverage. The ancient tradition of wassailing is timed to coincide with the passing of the year's shortest day. Cider is poured on the roots of a chosen tree as a gift to good spirits to ensure a bumper apple harvest. Councillor Justin Robinson, who is responsible for adult and community services, said: "Wassailing is one of Somerset's oldest traditions and is part of the rich cider heritage that makes our county unique. It is important these traditions are preserved for future generations.


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