Saturday, 28 January 2012


The Wassailers Amass

Re-invigorating South Woodham Ferrer's Community Orchard 'Salthaven', Grounding Permaculture arranged a wassailing event. Thanks to Marsh Farm Country Park for letting it happen and a big shout out to Trefor and Holly of The Fancy Dress Party for playing some beautiful music.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Wassailing at Salthaven Community Orchard

Come Wassail at Salthaven Community Orchard

First local event in our new home town! After getting nowhere finding anyone involved with the 'Community Orchard', we decided to put on our own event. This eventually drew out the land owners: Marsh Farm Country Park - our town's council owned farm no less. After some initial argey, we all cooled down & agreed to collaborate. Downside - the advertised mulled cider is to be downgraded to warm spiced apple juice (party pooping courtesy of council health & safety issues - not that there's much alcohol left after you've mulled cider for an hour!). Upside, we're all working together and planning future events already.

We still don't know who will turn up thie Saturday, but we are promised a short set from a duo set from members of local band The Fancy Dress Party, who have kindly agreed to brave the cold!

Watch a video of the full band playing around the delightful church at Ulting, which synchronously Claire and I also stumbled across while cycling between Witham and Maldon a couple of years back: