September 26th, 2016

Tasty treat for residents

Updated: 9:46 am, May 07, 2015

BAD WEATHER did not dampen spirits as 250 people flocked to Headless Cross Green for the annual Apple Day.

Dozens of stalls offered food, crafts and community information with entertainment provided by Silhill Morris dancers, acoustic musicians Alan Sheward and Garth Kirkham and pole-lathe demonstration from Tom Dillion.

Mayor Pat Witherspoon opened the event on Saturday (October 4) while those visiting tried traditional game Aunt Sally, pressed their own apple juice and took part in the Human Fruit Machine.

Orchard volunteer Neil Marsh said: “Yet another fantastic Apple Day and great response from the community to events on Headless Cross Green. Despite the soggy start, when the sun finally did come out so did the crowds. We’re very pleased.”

Gabby Hemming makes apple juice with Lorcan Healy. (s)

Tom Dillon from Hobo Tree on the pole-lathe. (s)

Silhill Morris dancers with visitors. (s)