Ancient cider custom planned for Littleton orchard

December 19 2017

A TRADITIONAL wassail will be held in Littleton-on-Severn to bless a cider orchard to encourage a good crop of apples.

A TRADITIONAL wassail will be held in Littleton-on-Severn to bless a cider orchard to encourage a good crop of apples.

A Wassail Queen and Green Man will toast the trees and scare off evil spirits in the orchard behind the White Hart pub from 7.30pm on Friday, January 12.

There will also be songs and a Mummers play by the Barley Rye Choir, supported by the Get Singing Community Choir.

Food and cider, including mulled cider, will be available around a bonfire during the evening, which has been organised by the Littleton Lifesavers Cider Club.