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WassailBewdley will host a traditional Wassail event on Saturday 10 January.  It celebrates the health of our fruit trees.

The event will involve more than 100 dancers and musicians and has been organised by Wyre Forest District Council in partnership with Bewdley Development Trust.

Local residents and visitors are invited to join Wytchwood Morris for a day of music, dance and local delicacies.

Celebrations will begin with dancing outside the museum and in the community orchard in Jubilee Gardens, Bewdley from 12noon until 4:30pm. There will be plenty on offer in the gardens throughout the day, including a hog roast, mulled cider, local produce and hot and cold food.

A torch lit parade will begin at 3:00pm from Gardeners Meadow and weave up Severnside South, onto Load St, into Bewdley Museum and will then arrive in Jubilee Gardens at 3:30pm to continue the Wassail celebrations.

Wytchwood Morris will lead the songs and celebrations as they traditionally bless our fruit trees in hope of a good harvest in the autumn. Members of Bewdley Choral Society, local primary schools and members of the public are invited to take part in the celebrations and workshops available.

There will also be a hat competition and the opportunity to join in with the Morris dancers.

Councillor Anne Hingley, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, Health and Well-being said:

“This traditional event is the perfect opportunity to appreciate the food in which nature provides. There will be fantastic entertainment on offer and delicious food available to buy.”

For more information please visit the Bewdley Museum website.Wassail Festival Bewdley 2013

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