Presentation to St Margaret’s Hospice following the Wassail
Monday, February 11th, 2019
In 2016 a group of villagers, who regularly meet at the Stags Head, formed the Yarlington Mill Cider Federation. The group planted 18 Yarlington Mill apple trees around the village with the aim to make a local cider. We then decided to hold a Traditional Village Wassail to ensure a plentiful supply of apples for 2019.
This was organised by Bryan Mead ( The Butler) and John Parry with others in the village contributing. Gill at the Stags Head supplying a supper with all profit going to the event. Lucinda Lambourne allowed the use of her orchard. The date was set for Friday January 11th.
150 people met outside the Stags Head where Dave Braybon was duly crowned the Wassail King and a procession led to the orchard where hot spiced cider and apple cakes were enjoyed by all. Followed by singing and gathering around a bonfire.
Although there was no charge for this event donations raised £861.88 boosted by a generous donation from Emily Estate. A cheque was presented to Marisa Lovell- Fox for St Margaret’s Hospice on Friday February 8th at the Stags Head.
Thank you everyone for your help and support.