Frocester Wassail Song

Collected from “Old Harry” Aldrich by Peter Shepheard, 25 April 1966,

Archive Recording:”Old Harry” Aldrich
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Frocester – A group of Wassailers would travel from door to door with a wooden wassail bowl filled with ale.  It is not known when the custom stopped, possibly around the time of World War I, but the song continued to be sung by Harry in the pub at New Year’s Eve up to the 1960s.  [See article from Cotswold Life]