On New Year’s Eve in Barlaston the wassailers are introducing a new 16 foot long model ‘mobile’ Viking ship as the focus of the fire spectacular, at both the Upper House Hotel and the Duke of York pub, before going down to the village green for the usual Auld Lang Syne round ‘the tree’.
The event is free with a collection for Wassailers’ funds and local charity. There is a Facebook page – Barlaston Wassail – for further updates or contact Tim Cockin at timcockin@ yahoo.com or phone 01782 372067.
Monday, December 31: 9.30pm Barlaston Village Green car park for walk ST12 9AB; 10.30pm
The Upper House Hotel (outside) for play/Viking ship fire spectacular;
11.30pm Duke of York Inn (outside) for play/Viking ship fire spectacular. Midnight Auld Lang Syne round tree on Village Green.