STROUD Wassailers is searching for new people to join them as they embark upon their next round of entertainment.

The fifth Stroud Wassail is taking place on January 13 2018, but this will be preceded by the Wassailers visiting pubs and restaurants singing songs and performing plays.

This year they have a new play featuring many well-known Stroud characters with a song written for the Wassailers by Stroud's very own Johnny Coppin Stroud Wassail is seeking five or six people who would like to join them. No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to have fun.

Initial meetings are being held at the Stroud Museum in the Park on Sunday, November 5 and November 12 from 11.15 am to 1 pm.

The origins of wassailing are over 1000 years old, as a toast to wish your companions good health.

The Stroud Wassail is a winter festival to wish you a healthy and prosperous new year.

In one of the darkest days of the year, the town will be brought to life with wassail songs, colourful costumes, music, Morris dancing, wassail bowls, hobby horses and The Broad.

The Stroud Wassail is based upon documents found in the Stroud Museum and upon the recorded reminiscences of people in a Stroud pub back in the 1970s.

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