PICTURES: Families enjoy traditional Wassail ceremony
PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 January 2020
An ancient Somerset tradition returned to a village on the weekend.
Congresbury villagers hosted a wassail ceremony on the Millennium Green on Saturday.
Dozens of youngsters and adults blessed the apple trees at the community orchard, while pots and pans were bashed and cider-soaked toast wafted around the trees to encourage a fruitful crop of apples.
The green man, Brian Kemplay, led the procession with old songs.
The celebration originates from a Pagan ritual dating back centuries.
Wassail celebrations will continue in the area this weekend.
Wraxall's Tyntesfield House will host its first wassail on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.
Admission, priced £6-26, is available on the day.
If you attend a wassailing event, remember to upload your photos to www.iwitness24.co.uk
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