Wassailing event by Walthamstow reservoirs this Saturday

Wassailing event this Saturday

Wassailing event this Saturday

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

Residents are invited to attend a traditional wassailing this weekend.

The ancient ceremony, which is held to wish good luck to apple trees and their owners, takes place in the orchard behind the Ferry Boat Inn by Walthamstow reservoirs off Forest Road.

It is this Saturday from 5.30pm.

There will be entertainment from the Blackhorse and Standard Morris dancers, singing, a toast to the trees and a period of noise-making where residents are urged to make a din to scare off evil spirits.

Organiser Katy Andrews, of the New Lammas Lands Defence Committee, said it was the first wassailing in the area in living memory.

 

 

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree