September 26th, 2016

Headless Cross Apple Day celebration snapped by our photographer

SEASONAL fun was at the core of this year’s Apple Day on Headless Cross Green, with visitors and residents enjoying a jam-packed event to celebrate the harvest season.

Guests flocked to the community orchard on Birchfield Road on Saturday (October 3) which was host to an abundant array of craft stalls, local food, entertainment and apple related activities.

Alistair Waugh, orchard volunteer, said: “It was fantastic – from festive corn dollies to toffee apples and cider, there was plenty to do.

“The entertainment was outstanding and despite some sour-faced gurners, everyone looked to be having a fruitful time.”

The event saw several contests, including a gurning competition and the always popular best homemade cider, which came under the close scrutiny of borough Mayor Pattie Hill.

Local musicians, The Uke Men League, Garth and Parise, and Pete Delaney, got the juices following with traditional entertainment from Nancy Butterfly Morris Dancers and the Shakespeare Mummers.

Youngsters from First Matchborough Scouts helped raise funds on the Hoopla stall whilst Headless Cross Girl Guides chipped in making bunting alongside The Everywoman’s Circle for next year’s May Fayre on the Green.

The Green will also be home to Christmas Eve carols and their noisy new year Wassail on January 9.

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