REVELLERS were in high spirits on Sunday as a morris dancing group made its debut among the trees at an orchard in Sheet.

Good blessings were made and flaggons were raised during a wassailing ceremony at Petersfield Community Garden.

Wassailing is an ancient tradition which typically involves the early year blessing of apple trees to promote a good harvest.

The ceremony usually involves singing, dancing, the lighting of a fire and the sprinkling of cider.

Most of those boxes were ticked on Sunday with the 20-strong Petersfield Community Choir joining the debuting Mafficking Border Morris for an afternoon of singing, music and stick dancing in the orchard.

The latter finished with a long dance around the garden with the public encouraged to join in.

Drinks and apple cakes were served while Phil Paulo also gave apple pruning advice and demonstrations at the event, which was the tenth to involve the community choir.