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WASSAILING CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET

Curry Rivel, Somerset, England 5th January 2016. Bill Richards who's 91 years old leads a group of Wassailers, he is making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire in the King William IV pub. 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 Curry Rivel as each 'bond' bursts a toast would be drunk. Until recently the brewery provided a barrel of cider and beer, but alas that tradition is no longer.
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Old New Years Eve Wassailing Curry Rivel Somerset 2010s
Curry Rivel, Somerset, England 5th January 2016. Bill Richards who's 91 years old leads a group of Wassailers, he is making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire in the King William IV pub. 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...
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Date: 5 Jan 2016
Location: CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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