Friday September 20 2019



In Full . . .

Walking and wassailing

Posted on January 31 2019 at 12:23:49


A Wassail Walk from Millennium Park in Barnt Green to Fruitfields Orchard on the outskirts of the village attracted 70 walkers and wassailers.

Unlike the previous year’s snowy conditions, the dry and surprisingly mild weather was ideal for two walks of roughly three- and five-mile round trips, all meeting up at Fruitfields, just along from Upper Bittell Reservoir.

With warming mulled apple juice and cider, a crackling bonfire and the stars just starting to twitch, everyone wished the health of the apple trees by processing around the orchard, banging pots and pans.

Led by a drum and melodeon, they hung toast in the oldest trees to cast away evil spirits and give the birds a few extra crumbs!

Fruitfields and Barnt Green Parish Council hope the event will be an annual fixture, so look out for details in December 2019!

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