What a great evening we had in North Cadbury for our annual Wassail. Although muddy underfoot the skies stayed fairly dry and allowed proceedings to go with a bang! After being entertained by the Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men, we were led to the orchard by our Wassail Queen Isobel Kettle from North Cadbury. Eventually the Master of Ceremonies, Alan Stone, regailed us of the history of wassailing and led us in singing the wassail song before the Wassail Queen placed toast in the branches of an apple tree and poured cider around it’s roots to encourage a bountiful crop in the coming year. Around 100 guests were treated to mulled cider and apple juice, not forgetting the bacon butties and burgers, all served by the jolly members of Brue Valley Rotary Club. After the ceremonies many guests retired to The Catash Inn where they enjoyed a lovely supper and were entertained once again by the Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men who performed an amusing Mummers play.
Well done everyone for your hard work in raising over £700 for charity.
- Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men
- The Catash
- Sparkford Sawmills
- Alan Stone
- The Wassail Queen
- The Supplier of the Electricity
- Everyone who attended
On Saturday 6th January, members and friends of Brue Valley Rotary enjoyed their annual (belated) Xmas Bash at the Catash Inn, North Cadbury. As usual we were treated to an excellent carvery by John, the landlord, and the occasional balloon was seen to fly across the room. We were entertained by some, not necessarily harmonic, festive singing from the top table which, as usual, provided the noisy background to the proceedings. Another very enjoyable social occasion for the club. Next up, The North Cadbury Wassail, this will be very entertaining.
Brue Valley Rotarians helped to feed the festive throngs of people at the Bruton Christmas Fair and the Castle Cary Big Christmas.
In addition to Bacon Rolls, Beef burgers, Cheese Burgers, Vege Burgers, Bacon and Cheese Burgers ( aka the ‘works’ ) we also sold exotic Christmas items and cuddly toys.
The profit raised from the Bruton Christmas fair was over £360 and the gross takings ( without costs removed ) from the Castle Cary Big Christmas was over £520.
Meet RASCA, (the acronym translates to Rotary All Saints Church Angel). All Saints Church Development Project in Castle Cary launches shortly with a Festival of Angels. Brue Valley Rotary Club are involved in this important community event. The Project is very much about taking the best of the past and creating something new for the future. Mike Stokes, Nicky Creed and Roger Weldhen had great fun designing, creating and refining RASCA. This is cutting edge modern art ! Do try to visit All Saints Church to see her and the other 58 angels. The Festival runs from 2 December to 6 January.
Thanks to all those in Brue Valley Rotary Club who helped and also to Mill On the Brue for the generous donation which allowed us to replace many of the windows.