3rd January – Westons Wassail 2015 (Ledbury, Herefordshire) Preview

Address: Westons Cider Mill, The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2NQ (Website)

Entry Price/Session times:

Sat 3rd January: 7pm onwards (Donations only)

Tickets: The ‘donations only’ event raises funds for St Michael’s Hospice at Bartestree

Event Information:

Silurian Border Morrismen will present their famous Wassail in Much Marcle on Saturday 3rd January 2015, starting from the car park of Westons Cider Visitor Centre HR8 2NQ. Dancing will be at 7pm followed by an atmospheric torchlight procession into ancient cider orchards.

After the Ceremony of singing, carousing and general merriment there will be music and Mummers at the Rushall Club, Much Marcle.

The ‘donations only’ event raises funds for St Michael’s Hospice at Bartestree. The last wassail gathered a tasty £900 and Silurian has plans to increase it this year.

“This year’s bumper apple crop is all down to the fantastic wassail last January,” claims the ceremony’s Butler, Ian Craigan. “We need even more people there on the 3rd to help with a ceremony that combines fire, poetry, weird gifts, ancient songs and lots of laughs.” Add in a bit of Silurian’s vigorous border morris dancing and you’ve got a great night out for the whole family.

For more information about the Silurian Wassail or to arrange a picture during the event please visit the contact:

Butler: Ian Craigan 01905 429151 ian@iancraigan.plus.com

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