Wassailing ceremony wards off evil spirits in Kingston Seymour
PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 January 2017
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People in a North Somerset village turned out to enjoy a popular Somerset tradition at the weekend.
Villagers in Kingston Seymour held a wassail in the hope the area’s apple trees will go on to produce a good harvest of fruit this year.
The ceremony took place on Saturday evening at Yew Tree Farm, in Ham Lane, and guests enjoyed a barbecue and mulled wine alongside the festivities.
Wassailing toasts the health of trees in the hope they thrive during the coming months.
People are invited to awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits to ensure a strong fruit harvest in the autumn. This is done by banging pots and pans and making lots of loud noises.