A TRADITION of old was performed in the present day at a Teignbridge village.

Residents of Ogwell came together in solidarity and song for a wassail.

Departing from Canada Hill Primary School, revellers young and old. many wering hats bedecked with greenery, made their way toward the village’s community apple trees near Dawes Close.

The purpose of wassailing is to awake the cider apple trees and to scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest of fruit in autumn.

This particular wassail was extra special, for pupils of Canada Hill wrote two original songs, which were performed with gusto.

Spearheaded by Ogwild, a community wildlife group based in Ogwell, the wassail was a true community event, with Ogwell Events, the South Devon Wassailers, Ogwell parish council and staff and pupils of Canada Hill all contributing to the success of the event.