The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165363   Message #3971081
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
11-Jan-19 - 10:10 AM
Thread Name: A new attempt to revive a custom fails
Subject: RE: A new attempt to revive a custom fails
I had no problem with the Salford Wassail. I found footage some years back of groups of young men wandering round Salford in their traditional garb of Nike trackies and hoodies pulled low over the eyes begging money off any passing stranger. They were know as 'Wassailants' and their song went

Wassail, Wassail all over the place
Give us some money or we'll smash your face
Our clubs they are made of oak and of ash
We'll use them on you if you don't give us cash

It took off like a house on fire and it warms the heart of my cockles to see so many young men continuing the tradition to this very day.