Gloucestershire Christmas - Gloucestershire Family & Local History
Gloucestershire is rich in Christmas carols that have come to us through the oral tradition. For example “The Holly and the Ivy” and “The Gloucestershire Wassail” are known and sung worldwide, but these well-known carols varied within Gloucestershire from place to place. These variations have been collected and are detailed on this site, with manuscripts and recordings, in order to keep the songs alive for future generations. Also fascinating facts about Mummers Plays and Wassailing in Gloucestershire.