What a great night it was at The Catash Inn, North Cadbury, for our annual wassail.
There was a large attendance and we were entertained by the Wyvern Morris Men and 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 first ever Wassail King, who looked brilliant, 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 burgers and bacon bap service was in operation and was very busy. The free mulled cider was very popular, During the meal we were again entertained by the assembled Morris Men who performed a Mummer’s Play (Google it!) which was very well received. There were lots of prizes in the raffle which took quite a long time to conduct. After a hearty filling meal at the Catash, the Wyvern MOrris Men entertained us with a selection of traditional songs and music. We hope to hold another wassail next year.
Over £500 was raised for charities supported by the Rotary Club of Brue Valley
Many thanks to the following:
- Wyvern Morris Men ( and Ladies )
- The Butler ( Alan Stone )
- All at the Catash
- Sparkford Sawmills for the sawdust
- Those who put up our posters to advertise the event.
- Brue Valley Rotarians for helping to set it all up and run it safely and successfully