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February, 2012:



It’s time to wassail (wish good health to) our fruit trees on Hilly Fields for 2012, so with this in mind, we are meeting at the orchard site next to the Stone Circle on
Sunday 5 February at 4pm
(earlier this year to make it more child-friendly).

If you are left wondering….Wassail, apparently from the Anglo-Saxon toast Wæs þu hæl, “be thou hale” — i.e., “be in good health”
The Orchard-Visiting wassail refers to the ancient custom of visiting orchards, reciting incantations and singing to the trees in apple orchards, to promote a good harvest for the coming year.