North Cadbury Wassail 2017

What a great night it was at The Catash Inn, North Cadbury, for our annual wassail.
There was a large attendance, including DG John Butler, and we were amusingly entertained by the Wyvern Morris Men and Dr Turberville’s Morris Men before marching off to the orchard for the wassail formalities. Andrew Moore gratefully thanked everyone who had helped to make the evening a success by their kind donations – of all sorts. As usual, local cider historian Alan Stone conducted the proceedings as ‘The Butler’ and explained to all present the history of the wassail. Our Wassail Queen Scarlett Hoadley duly blessed the apple tree with cider before offering the traditional toast to the branches, everyone then joined in singing the wassail song before returning to The Catash for a warming supper. However, for those not fortunate enough to book a table at the pub, our famous bacon bap service was in operation and was very busy. During the meal we were again entertained by the assembled Morris Men who performed their version of a Mummer Play (Google it!) which was very well received. Before the raffle Andrew Moore reminded all present of our upcoming events, then President Jennie publicly thanked all the hard work of our Rotarians to allow such an enjoyable event to take place. There were lots of prizes in the raffle and many happy faces, including our DG’s, he managed to scoop two prizes including a gallon of ice cream! I’m looking forward to next year’s wassail……………….

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