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Wassailing is an ancient ritual which takes places every January in cider orchards in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Bromyard Sessions tries to gather and share details on these events, although some have strictly limited room for outsiders.

Colwall Wassailing

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Leominster Mummers and Wassail

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Herefordshire Wassails 2015

Being a centre of cider production Herefordshire has retained the tradition of wassailing at the beginning of each new year. This old pagan tradition incorporates the Roman goddess of orchards, Pomona, in its rituals and is becoming more popular every … Continue reading

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Wassails 2013

Arrangements for local wassails are often a bit sketchy but the following details have been “borrowed” from the latest edition of Hopvine, the newsletter produced by CAMRA Herefordshire. Visit their website and look out for Hopvine in your local. As … Continue reading

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Winter Wassail In Bretforton

The National Trust owned Fleece Inn in Bretforton will host its annual Winter Wassail on Saturday 14 January from 6.30pm. The event is free entry and family friendly. This Pagan blessing of the trees is said to ensure a good … Continue reading

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2012 Wassails

Sat 7TH January 2012 Wassail in Much Marcle – Starts 7pm at Weston’s Cider, Much Marcle HR8 2NQ, with a bit of dancing, torchlight procession to Apple Orchard for Wassail, then to the Slip Tavern Inn (food available for purchase) … Continue reading

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Wassailing January 2011

The old Herefordshire tradition of wassailing had nearly died out but has been greatly revived in recent years. For those not familiar with wassailing it is an ancient ritual aimed at driving evil spirits away from cider apple orchards and … Continue reading

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