Wassailing fun

January 26 2018

Horfield Organic Community Orchard held their annual Wassail on Saturday 13 January, toasting the orchard for a fruitful harvest in the year ahead.

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Horfield Organic Community Orchard held their annual Wassail on Saturday 13 January, toasting the orchard for a fruitful harvest in the year ahead.

Many people arrived at the orchard near Kings Drive with colourful ribbons, clouties and all things that shine to dress the trees. Pigsty Morris and the Bristol Folk Singers led the entertainment and lifted the spirits of hundreds of locals, all dreaming of boughs heavy with fruit.

Shannon Smith said: “About 400 people helped wake up the fruit trees. It was a brilliant beginning to the 20th anniversary year of Horfield Organic Community Orchard.”