WASSAIL: Is it a bird? Is it a fish? No. Wassail is a tradition lost in the mists of time but is thought to have started with young maidens taking a Wassail bowl filled with an alcoholic brew from door to door to welcome in the New Year. We will celebrate the tradition this tomorrow, Saturday, with an 8pm start. We welcome East Hoathly Morris Men, music, song, a large bowl filled with the Wassail cup (don’t ask about its contents, but it certainly warms the cockles) and red ribbons on the apple trees in the pub’s garden to encourage them to produce vast numbers of apples. The evening is very jolly and breaks the grey gloom and chill of January.
WALDRONELLA: The next weekend will showcase our village pantomime Waldronella. The performances will be on Friday and Saturday, January 20 and 21, at 7.30pm in the evening and a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 per head and £7 for members of Friends of Waldron Churches. Box Office 01435 812036 or buy in person at The Star, or Gemini Greetings in Heathfield High Street. Please make cheques to Friends of Waldron Churches and if you’re booking from a distance, enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your tickets to be sent to you. Please note tickets are now sold out for the Saturday evening performance but there are still a few tickets available for Friday evening (January 20 at 7.30pm) and the Saturday matinee (January 21 at 2.30pm) but they’re selling fast.
PUB QUIZ: The very popular pub quizzes begin again on the last Monday of the month. Teams of six as usual and the evening includes a one-course supper.
SERVICES: This weekend’s services (Sunday) are both at All Saints’, at 8am for Holy Communion and at 10am for Parish Matins.
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