Revellers celebrate wassail in Nailsea

PUBLISHED: 14:00 25 January 2018

The Butler - Ron Febrey and Green Man - Steve Cayzer at Transition Town Nailsea's wassail.

The Butler - Ron Febrey and Green Man - Steve Cayzer at Transition Town Nailsea's wassail.

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Crowds enjoyed a lively wassailing ceremony around an illuminated apple tree in Nailsea.

Beanie Febrey and Bethany Nash at Transition Town Nailsea's wassail.Beanie Febrey and Bethany Nash at Transition Town Nailsea's wassail.

Excited revellers gathered outside the Old Farmhouse pub for the start of the lantern procession, which snaked down to Trendlewood park.

The Barley Rye choir, the Green Man and the Butler led the procession and revellers were invited to bang their pan lids and shout as loud as they could, to ward away the winter spirits and encourage a good apple crop.

Children hung toast in the tree and the Butler and the Barley Rye choir sang songs while the mulled cider was shared out among the adults.

Nailsea Cider made the warm tipple from apples from around the town, which were pressed at Transition Town Nailsea’s apple day in 2016.

People joining the Green Man for the wassail.People joining the Green Man for the wassail.

The celebrations ended at the Old Farmhouse pub, in Trendlewood Way, with a traditional Mummers’ play, performed by volunteers and choir members.

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