Drunk and Disorderly Wassailers? Surely Not!

From the Stroud Journal, December 1880

We’ve been sent this cutting from the Stroud Journal of 1880 reporting on the drunken shenanigans of some Wassailers in Minchinhampton – shocking behaviour!! Of course, today’s Stroud Wassailers drink nothing but tea and orange squash and are all tucked up in bed by 10pm…..

Amazing New Performers Coming to Stroud Wassail 2018!

unicornOk, so maybe a unicorn on a unicycle is stretching it a bit. BUT… we’ve just had another planning session, and we can promise you that there will be all sorts of exciting things happening in and around Stroud on Saturday 13 January 2018 and the week before. Watch this space…..

Any morris sides, street performers, bands, musicians, etc., wanting to get involved, just contact us!

Plans are Afoot…


Stroud Wassail 2018 will be on Saturday 13 January, and plans are afoot to make it bigger, brighter and more colourful than ever before. There will no doubt be many a pint of ale consumed at planning HQ, Stroud’s Little George micropub, before the day, but already the ideas are coming thick and fast. Keep checking back for updates.

Stroud Wassail – a Winter Wonderland

Wassailers Robin and Susan plus friends. (Photo (c) Robin Burton)
Wassailers Robin and Susan plus friends. (Photo (c) Robin Burton)

We’d watched, waited and prayed, desperately hoping that it wouldn’t rain…. and we had a wonderful day of bright winter sunshine, with mumming, morris and music everywhere, plus our two Wassails at the Subscription Rooms and at the Museum in the Park, and finally an evening of dance, storytelling, comedy, song and… er… singing sheep.

Click on the images below to share in some happy memories of the day.

Stroud Wassailers all over the District

Stroud Wassailers are reviving the tradition of house and pub visiting.
Lookout – The Broad is about!

Mid-Winter Revels – Tickets

Tickets are now on sale for the evening Stroud Wassail event
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Join the new Stroud Wassailers group

Learn the art of wassailing.
Learn the Stroud Wassail song
Have a go at the Stroud Mummers Play


Sunday 27th November  11am
Stroud Museum in the Park

There will be follow up workshops in December.

Wassail and Mumming workshops

Become a Stroud Wassailer!

We are forming a group to perform the Wassail songs and a Mummers Play – come along and have a go…

Workshops Sundays 20th and 27th November



Stroud Wassail January 13th/14th 2017

We are gearing up for the 2017 Stroud Wassail.   It will once again involve the Mummers Festival, morris dancing, wassailing and mid-winter jollity.

The programme is still under construction.  There will be dancing and mumming on the Saturday morning and a Huge Stroud Wassail at Lunchtime.  A smaller wassail at the museum in the afternoon, and evening Revels.

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Stroud Wassail 2016 was a great success.  The organisers would like to express a HUGE Thank You to all who came- the Dancers, the Mummers, the Wassailers, the helpers, the people who came to watch, the kids who made costumes, the 12th Night Revelers.  You all played your part.

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We would like to find out what you thought about it.

Please let us know, what you liked, what we could do better, and your ideas for next year.

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