We went to Middle Farm Countryside Centre last night for wassailing, with Paul and Caroline, we had never been to such an event. It was all very dramatic, a pagan festival usually held on Twelfth Night, with drumming, lots of Morris Dancers, a torch light procession through the meadows to ensure a fruitful harvest, a wassailing song, a huge bonfire then dancing in the barn a mummers play, cider and a Hog Roast. It all felt very ‘Sussex’ and great fun! A free event too, all hosted by Hunter’s Moon Morris and Middle Farm. Well done!
Film on youtube ‘Wassailing at Middle Farm Countryside Centre’ the first few seconds very dark.