We will be holding our second Wassail in the Orchard on Saturday January 20th 2018, at 4.30pm. The orchard is situated off Beech Avenue, where the old Forest Office used to be.
A wassail is an old English custom to awaken the fruit trees, drive away any evil spirits and encourage the trees to bear more fruit in the autumn, by singing, making lots of noise, and toasting them. Bourne Borderers will once again be helping us with the event,which last year was enjoyed by all. The Borderers will be dancing and playing, and performing their mummers play, and there will be other musicians, to entertain us, in between all the toasting!
Everyone is welcome (although I would suggest perhaps not dogs as it will be getting dark and very noisy!). It is ideal for children as we need lots of noise – so bring pots and pans and wooden spoons or whistles or bells, and remember to wrap up warmly and bring a torch or lantern to light your way.,
We will start setting up at 3.30pm, as there will be lights to put up and tables for the refreshments – so a couple of extra pairs of hands might be helpful if anyone has a spare hour.
There will also be a refreshment stall with mulled cider and apple juice, and homemade cakes – so if anyone would like to bring a cake then please feel free.
We hope to see lots of you there to help us celebrate the orchard, and encourage a good harvest.
For more information please contact: Sarah 07760 468052