Townsend Community Orchard
Seven Stars, Dinton
By David Lyons - 28th December 2016 4:30pm
All Hail to the Cider on Saturday 7th January!
The traditional Haddenham Wassail will take place on Saturday 7th January.
The Wassail party will be setting out from Fort End (outside the bakery) at 4.30pm and walking up to Townsend Community Orchard where we will visit the trees, call the tradition wassail chant, pour cider around the roots of the trees, place a piece of cider soaked toast in the crook of a tree (for the robins of course!) and make some noise to scare off the evil spirits. Bring suitable footwear, warm clothes and a torch (and some cider if you made some this year!).
The Haddenham Cider competition will take place from 7.30pm on the same day, at the Rising Sun public house. Three judges will blind taste samples of Haddenham cider to decide who will win the Haddenham Cider Competition trophy.
It is reported that last year's winner Richard Moore is confident of taking home the wassail cup yet again, but several other former winners have been honing their art these last few months and are hoping to disappoint him.
Come along a sweep out the gloom of January and enjoy what for many is the highlight of the new year.
Competitors should bring a bottle of their cider before 7.30pm together with details of where the apples which made the cider came from, name, address and the name of their cider.
More information from David Lyons. Email: email@example.com
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