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The Oxhill News

December 2015

This months News



WOT2Grow - Wassail in Tysoe

Last year we had lots of people, including children, joining us for the Wassail celebration which was a great success and we will be holding another at the community orchard in Tysoe on Saturday 16th January 2016.

We will be gathering from 4:30pm and will start the procession at around 5:00pm. We will be singing traditional songs, beating pans and drums and carrying “flaming” torches to a tree in the middle of the orchard as our Master of the Wassail leads us all including the Wassail Bowl bearer. There will be some very load bangs as gun fire is let off over the trees to scare away any evil that might be lurking – lots of noise but definitely firing blanks! Cider is thrown over the trees and bread is hung in them – all of this is from a very old tradition which we want to continue whilst adding our own twists.

We will be serving up mulled cider and apple juice to keep the cold at bay and ensure everyone is in good voice and a large bonfire will keep the extremities warm! 

Kineton Scouts will be there providing hot food – bangers and burgers etc – and drinks. They do this as part of their fund raising and we are delighted to help in this.

A great way to see and join in a very old English tradition. Do come along, stout shoes or boots are needed as well as torches also anything to make a noise!  Find the Wassail at the community orchard behind the allotments in the Shenington Road Tysoe.

Contacts for more information Mike Sanderson (01295 688080) Liz Atkinson (01295 680045)

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