People in the village of Parkmill in Gower, in South wales, take part in an ancient Welsh New Year tradition using a Mari Lwyd, which is a horse’s skull mounted on a pole. The custom is believed to have started in 1800 with groups of people following the Mari Lwyd from house to house across villages in South Wales. In recent years the event has gained in popularity with many events being held across Wales to help revive the tradition
ROBERT MELEN/ CHRIS WATSON Times 17th Jan 2022
The Gower Ambassadors project helped organise and run the Wassail event at the Gower Heritage Centre, which was hosted by Shed Head Cider.
In some of the images you below you can see fellow Gower Ambassadors such as David Williams who does fire performances and Richie Saunders stood next to the Mari Lwyd who owns Shed Head Cider and is the main organiser of the event.