Raise a traditional toast to the trees

December 31 2012
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Residents are invited to raise a “toast to the trees” as volunteers host a traditional wassail at a local orchard.

Raise a traditional toast to the trees

Residents are invited to raise a “toast to the trees” as volunteers host a traditional wassail at a local orchard. Horfield Organic Community Orchard wassail

The group behind Horfield Organic Community Orchard will be raising a glass of mulled orchard juice to welcome the new year on Saturday, January 19, from 2-4pm.

Pigsty Morris will perform and homemade cakes and orchard juice will be on sale at the wassail, traditionally held to promote a good harvest in the coming year.

Residents are urged to bring ribbons, shiny items and clouties – pieces of cloth – to dress the trees.

The orchard can be reached along the lane beside 22 Kings Drive, turn left first gate on the right, or by taking the lane beside 134 Longmead Avenue until you come to the last gate on the left.

For more information, email hocohello@gmail.com or visit www.community-orchard.org.uk.