Silurian Border Morrismen present their popular annual Wassail at Westons Cider Visitor Centre HR8 2NQ on the Saturday nearest to 12th night. Dancing is followed by an atmospheric torchlight procession into ancient cider orchards. After the Ceremony of singing, carousing and general merriment there will is food, music and Mummers at the Scrumpy House. The popular event raises much needed funds for St Michael's Hospice at Bartestree - the 2023 total was £5,300.
"Westons apple crop relies on Silurian's wassail every January," boasts the ceremony's Butler, Ian Craigan. "Without it the world would be a drier, duller place! And St Michael's relies on local support too. We invite you to join us & share in a ceremony bursting with fire, poetry, weird gifts, ancient songs and lots of laughs." Add in a bit of Silurian's vigorous border dancing and you've got a great night out for the whole family.
Silurian would like to remind all participants that there is darkness, mud, cold and REAL fire involved - come prepared!
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