In Pictures: Morris dancers take part in ancient wassailing ritual

An ancient medieval tradition to ensure the good health of trees has been recreated in Hampshire.

Morris dancers and singers turned out at the Vaughan Millennium Apple Orchard in Hartley Wintney for wassailing – which saw the revellers drink hot mulled cider as they toasted the trees to ensure a good apple harvest in the year ahead.

Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail
Hartley Wintney Wassail