Apple Day proves to be most a-peeling

Two-year-old William Toner enjoys the festivities.

Two-year-old William Toner enjoys the festivities. - Credit: Archant

Dozens of people headed down to Huntingdonshire Community Plant and Tree Nursery in Godmanchester on Saturday for Apple Day.

There was a host of activities for families to enjoy including an opportunity to have a go with the apple press to make juice from the nursery’s apple trees.

There was also a fruity trail for families to follow, face painting, bags, scarves and soft furnishings, and a barbecue as well as a café serving homemade cakes.

With 17 varieties of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire apples alone, there were plenty of examples of fruit for visitors to stock up on, too.

Councillor Robin Carter, whose executive responsibilities include countryside services, said: “There was a great turnout at this event, and we were very glad to have received enquiries from some people asking to become regular volunteers at the site. Apple Day was a great opportunity to increase awareness of the heritage apple varieties that grow in our orchard.”