The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165363 Message #3965720
Posted By: BobL
10-Dec-18 - 02:43 AM
Thread Name: A new attempt to revive a custom fails
Subject: RE: A new attempt to revive a custom fails
In recent years, local side New Moon Morris has done a Wassail tour each January of its members' apple trees, local orchards, allotments and various other places. Last year we also had the pleasure of wassailing Tring Brewery.
In addition we wassailed a herd of cows, which, although no-one else had ever heard of such a thing, the organiser insisted was an old Hertfordshire custom. He was later heard to mutter - out of earshot of a local reporter who was covering the event - "I was wrong, it was actually Herefordshire". The cows themselves seemed to have a low opinion of the proceedings.