Burning the Ashen Faggot old New Years Eve. 6 January 2020. The Squirrel Inn Laymore Dorset, UK . Similar to  a Christmas Yule log thats burnt on Christmas Eve and put whole into the hearth of a fireplace. In Laymore the Ashen Faggot is approximately 15 feet long and bound in 12 sections with twelve green lengths of hazel bands or 'beams' one section representing each day after Christmas. Two pieces from the previous years Ashen Faggot are given by local farmer Mike Turner to the youngest person in the pub, bar girl Katie Winkler and the oldest man Eddie Holman 77yrs. They light the new Ashen Faggot with these two remnants from the previous year. A symbolic "ever lasting flame."
Burning the Ashen Faggot, Old New Years Eve
Burning the Ashen Faggot old New Years Eve. 6 January 2020. The Squirrel Inn Laymore Dorset, UK . Similar to a Christmas Yule log thats burnt on Christmas Eve and put whole into the hearth of a fireplace. In Laymore the Ashen Faggot is approximately 15 feet long and bound in 12 sections with twelve green lengths of hazel bands or 'beams' one section representing each day after Christmas. Two pieces from the previous years Ashen Faggot are given by local farmer Mike Turner to the youngest person in the pub, bar girl Katie Winkler and the oldest man Eddie Holman 77yrs. They light the new Ashen Faggot with these two remnants from the previous year. A symbolic "ever lasting flame."

Filename: BURNING THE ASHEN FAGGOT LAYMORE DORSET UK 00301062020.jpg
Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 6 Jan 2020
Location: Laymore Dorset UK
Credit: Homer Sykes Copyright
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