All things Green Man & the traditional Jack-in-the-Green

Kilmersdon Wassail

Kilmersdon Wassail copyright Bruce Eaton

Many thanks to Bruce Eaton for sending in this photo of the Wassail Queen pouring a libation of cider around an apple tree at Kilmersdon community orchard in Somerset on 15th January this year. He apologises for the quality of the photograph, blaming it on the Cider he felt forced to partake in (for the sake of tradition of course)

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3 responses

  1. Lovely! A tantalizing glimpse of the mask..

    I know what you mean about Cider at wassails!

    My Dartmoor wassail didn’t involve any green men (not amongst us humans anyway), but I have some pictures and a description on my blog.

    http://westcountryfolklore.blogspot.com/2011/01/wassailing-this-year.html

    “Wassail to thee, apple tree!”

    January 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  2. Many thanks, some great pictures on your blog!

    January 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm

  3. Bruce

    The organisers of the Kilmersdon wassail claimed that choosing the wassail queen was a similar process to choosing the next Dalai Lama, they just simply knew when they’d found her. This year, however, the chosen one ended up having a netball match on the same day. Miraculously another wassail queen appeared in time and, as it turned out, she was also the chosen one, which was a stroke of luck!

    Nice blog Thomas. I shall be back to have a good rummage around in it soon.

    Regards

    Bruce

    January 24, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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