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Here we come a-wassailing in the Byes

  • by JW

The Friends of the Byes gathered to celebrate apple trees and such things:


A budding Sidmouth Wassail tradition…This was only our second year, with twice as many people joining than last year…. Wonder what next ? And what would it take for u to join us next time perhaps too? Xxx 

Kati FitzHenry shared a post22 January at 23:03



Friends of The Byes / Sidmouth BEE Project 22 January at 11:36

U know how I enjoy sharing my little snapshots that I take on my old phone, during my daily dog walks in the Byes and also pictures of our Saturday morning volunteer sessions…

Well. I asked my son last Saturday to come with me to take some ‘proper’ photos and possibly some video footage too of our Friends of The Byes COMMUNITY WASSAIL in the Orchard. Our wonderful local story teller, and celebrant of the event, Janet Dowling was already there, with her husband, Jeff, who too had his camera on him…

And this is the VIDEO that got created as a lovely little MEMEORY OF THE DAY…

What a cracking Wassail it has been! THANK YOU everyone who joined us… And, if you missed it for some reason, please, know that we are intending to establish this Sidmouth Wassail in the orchard as an ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENT, for all to enjoy- and bless the trees for the approaching new growing season, in time-honoured style…

We r also in the process of getting more community events off the ground in The Byes this coming year… So just watch this space!

Lots of love to you All! Kati 🙂

P.S. Did you know that the Celtic spring celebration, called Imbolc, is also celebrated around now, usually nearest the first new moon of the year, at the end of Jan./ early Feb. So this year it is coming up this weekend. Nature is definitely starting to wake up again, don’t you find?

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