Saturday, January 22, 2011

Raising a glass to all future harvests

By Anita Harries (View from Dorchester) Transition Town Dorchester held a delightfully traditional wassailing ceremony at their new Railway Orchard off the county town’s Monmouth Road at the weekend. The aim of this ancient custom is to awaken the cider apple trees from their winter slumber and scare away evil spirits to ensure a good …

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

It’s Only Natural

Wassailing ceremony at the Railway Orchard in Dorchester By Harry Hogger (Dorset Echo 31/01/2011) A CELEBRATION of nature will be taking place in Dorchester this weekend. Transition Town Dorchester is holding a traditional wassailing ceremony at its new Railway Orchard off Monmouth Road on Sunday at 3.30pm. The custom of wassailing is an age-old tradition …

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