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Old 27 Nov 19, 12:11 PM  
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Scot living in Wakefield, and while I do know the phrase, I'm sure it was from a Terry Pratchett book - or just general reading - rather than anything I've every heard anyone round here say.

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This is an interesting thread. It shows how a very old winter tradition, which actually seems to have been practised a lot in the SW, has been adopted into local language in a small geographical area of Yorkshire. This area seems to span from maybe just a bit into South Yorkshire but in a weaker form there, and be concentrated around the Wakefield area in West Yorkshire where ‘Wessel Cups’ will be understood by most people of a certain age (think the phrase is getting lost on younger generations). I also think it gets into Leeds.
It is strange isn’t it, local dialect.
Thankyou, it has been bugging me for a while. It does seem localised and also an age thing. Still it's good to know that it hasn't died out completely.
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We’re from South Elmsall and my aunts have Wessle Cups, which are bigger than a usual bauble and hang down in the middle of the window, off the curtain pole.
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Wakefield born and bred, I always call them wessal cups as do my family. Can’t abide the word baubles. Happy Christmas x
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Wakefield born and bred, I always call them wessal cups as do my family. Can’t abide the word baubles. Happy Christmas x
Getting to be quite a crowd now.
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We’re from Horbury and my husband is Wakefield born and bred ... he calls them this too
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I read this with interest. I am from Wakefield, my Mum from Ossett my Dad from Fitzwilliam we all call them wessel cups.. Iv recently moved and no one has heard of it.. surprising to hear it’s a very local to Wakefield saying good to keep the tradition going! Thanks for posting
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Wessel cups and baubles

Some baubles have indents I them, little cups. These are wessels (wassail) cups. We were taught this at primary school in alverthorpe back in the early 70s. If it ain't got an indentation it's just a bauble.
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