Bill Richards (91 yrs) leads a group of Wassailers, making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire. The sticks are ash and the 'bonds' are made of willow withies  tied in a 'willow rose'.<br />
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Ashen Faggot or Ashten Fagot is similar to a Christmas party Yule Log, from which the chocolate ones derive. Its placed on a fire on old News Years eve, traditionally by the oldest person in the room. In the past at c as each 'bond' bursts a toast would be drunk. Until recently the brewery provided a barrel of cider and beer, but alas no longer.
CURRY RIVEL OLD NEW YEARS EVE WASSAILING
Bill Richards (91 yrs) leads a group of Wassailers, making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire. The sticks are ash and the 'bonds' are made of willow withies tied in a 'willow rose'.

Ashen Faggot or Ashten Fagot is similar to a Christmas party Yule Log, from which the chocolate ones derive. Its placed on a fire on old News Years eve, traditionally by the oldest person in the room. In the past at c as each 'bond' bursts a toast would be drunk. Until recently the brewery provided a barrel of cider and beer, but alas no longer.

Filename: Ashen Faggot Curry Rivel Somerset 20160105_DSC0183.jpg
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Date: 5 Jan 2016
Location: CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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