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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
18-Jan-24 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2024
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2024
BBC Sounds Open Country Somerset Wassail Sat 9 Feb 2019 Available now

In the depths of the winter, on the old 12th Night, an ancient custom is held in the cider apple orchards of Somerset. By 1990 wassailing in apple orchards had almost died out in Somerset, but over the last thirty years the tradition has undergone a remarkable revival. As Helen Mark finds out, it's now very much alive and well - and if nothing else, provides a good excuse for a party to brighten up the dark winter nights!