Wassailing ceremony wards off evil spirits
PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 January 2016
Jeremy Long \ JCL Photography
A good apple harvest is promised in Winscombe, after the trees were blessed in a traditional Somerset ceremony.
A wassail was held in the village’s community orchard, where people were invited to chant incantations to promote a good harvest in 2016 .
People also banged pots and pans and hung toast on the branches.
The ancient custom aims to scare away evil spirits.