Villagers gathered on Saturday 27th Jan and paraded from the Riverside Car Park  to the Millennium Orchard led by Green Man Brian Kemplay, accordionist Dave Byatt and members of Congresbury Singers singing traditional wassailing songs. There they walked three times round a chosen tree, Wassail King and Queen, Sam and Ellie, hung toast soaked in apple juice on the branches to encourage the birds that feed on pests, and the remaining participants enthusiastically banged on their saucepan lids and rang bells to ward off any evil spirits that might spoil our crop. The Millennium Orchard Volunteers and Congresbury Youth Partnership invited everyone back to Congresbury Youth Club for homemade apple cake, and hot mulled apple juice.

Anyone who would like to help maintain the orchard and share its produce, please contact