A quick little 2-minute video I made of last night’s Penkhull Wassail, a successful revival in urban Stoke-on-Trent of the ancient New Year wassail folk tradition. The Penkhull Wassail joins Barlaston, in the south of the city, in having an annual New Year wassail. The local morris dancers were Penkhull’s own Domesday Morris, and the whole procession and series of performances took about three hours. The video only comes from the Honeywall bit, which is about a mile from Stoke-on-Trent’s intercity train station.

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