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WASSAILING CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET

Bill Richards (91 yrs) leads a group of Wassailers, making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire in the King William IV pub,  Curry Rivel SomersetThe 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.
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Old New Years Eve Wassailing Curry Rivel Somerset 2010s
Bill Richards (91 yrs) leads a group of Wassailers, making a short speech before placing the Ashen Faggot onto the fire in the King William IV pub, Curry Rivel SomersetThe 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...
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Date: 5 Jan 2016
Location: CURRY RIVEL SOMERSET UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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