Orchard customs and folklore

This page gives a set of downloadable information sheets in .pdf file format about orchard customs and folklore - including wassailing, cures, sayings, charms and superstitions. Simply scroll down the page and select one of the files listed below.

These factsheets were written up as notes from the series of courses we ran in our Growing Orchard Communities project.

We will continue to add new articles/factsheets as we go along, and would welcome your feedback or suggestions via the Contact page. 

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Orchard customs and folklore : Download information sheets

Apple cures and remedies

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Apple love charms and spells

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Apple sayings and rhymes

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Apple superstitions.pdf

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Orchard folklore

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The Wassail tradition

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A Wassail story – the apple tree man

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Wassail words and chants

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A South Devon wassail song

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Visiting wassail song

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