Wassail – 20 January 2024
The annual Wassail and Mummers play draws a good crowd regardless of the weather. This year it was clement, apart from a small icy patch. We were treated to morris dancing at the Visitor Centre as the Queen Pea and King Bean were anointed. The resurrection of the ancient tradition of the apple parade then joined the procession to the orchard. Much merriment, noise, warm apple drinking, a poem by Spoz and the dressing of the fruit trees with toast ensued. The rather enthusiastic Mummers play saw a city council’ assets being sold off to those in the audience.
Alvechurch Mummers & Morris – 1 January 2024
The now established start to the new year as we gather at (pot-holed/car parked) The Crown on Withybed Lane, Alvechurch. Familiar characters with the usual story peppered with topical political satire. Suitably accompanied entertainment from local and guest Morris Dancers who all reassembled at the welcoming Weighbridge Inn just up the road for more of the same. Great family fun.