Friday, November 17, 2017

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Ancient Customs Revived In Eastcote

Two ancient customs have been revived in Eastcote.

In late November the old custom of Tree Dressing was revived in Eastcote House Gardens. About 100 people attended this first tree dressing, hot drinks and cakes were available to ward off the cold.

 

 


Tree Dressing

The second custom revived in January was Wassailing the ancient custom to wake-up the apple trees and encourage a bumper harvest for the year. The Wassaillers were led by a The St Lawrence Players from the Case is Altered to the orchard in Eastcote House Gardens

The Wassaillers on their way from the Case is Altered

The St Lawrence Players in Eastcote House Garden’s orchard