Revellers hold wassail celebration in Nowhere Wood

Green Man Steve Cayzer and Butler Ron Febrey at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHE

Green Man Steve Cayzer and Butler Ron Febrey at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Crowds flocked to an orchard in Nailsea to take part in a lively wassail.

Put toast in the trees at Nailsea Transition Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Put toast in the trees at Nailsea Transition Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Transition Town Nailsea held its popular wassail with Barley Rye, starting at the Old Farmhouse pub, in Trendlewood way.

Armed with lanterns and torches, the group made their way to Nowhere Wood to watch the green man and the butler thank the apple trees for their last harvest.

Visitors hung cider-soaked toast in the trees' branches and children banged their pots and pans to scare away the evil spirits.

The ceremony was held to encourage the trees to produce a bountiful crop next year and crowds sang wassail songs.

Put toast in the trees at Nailsea Transition Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Put toast in the trees at Nailsea Transition Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant


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Revellers headed back the Old Farmhouse pub to enjoy a traditional mummers' play with Barley Rye.

Visitors also took along mugs to sample the wassail mulled cider.

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Wassail in Nowhere Wood. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Music from Barley Rye at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Music from Barley Rye at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Nailsea Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Music from Barley Rye at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Music from Barley Rye at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Green Man Steve Cayzer, Butler Ron Febrey and Apple Lady Beanie Febrey with children and the Wassail

Green Man Steve Cayzer, Butler Ron Febrey and Apple Lady Beanie Febrey with children and the Wassail cup at Transition Nailsea's Wassail. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

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