Slideshow: Apple Day at Stamford Arts Centre

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Fruit lovers descended on Stamford for this year’s Apple Day event.

Stamford Community Orchard Group hosted the East of England Apples and Orchards Project at Stamford Arts Centre on Saturday.

Apple day at Stamford Arts Centre - Paul Bennett and Diana Whitton invite visitors to try different types of apples'Photo: MSMP051013-023js

Apple day at Stamford Arts Centre - Paul Bennett and Diana Whitton invite visitors to try different types of apples'Photo: MSMP051013-023js

Hundreds of fruit lovers turned up for an apple-based event that has grown and grown since the first seeds were planted nine years ago.

Stamford Apple Day was once again held at Stamford Arts Centre on Saturday.

Stamford Community Orchard Group hosted the East of England Apples and Orchards Project, who brought four experts to identify apples.

There were apples for people to taste and a range of stalls and games for visitors to browse.

Stamford Community Orchard Group chairman Max Winslow said: “It was a roaring success. We estimate there were more than 1,200 people there.

“The four apple identifiers said they had never been busier in the years we have been running it.

“It shows people are still bringing apples in for them to identify. They took away quite a number of apples for further testing.”

Apple Day began at the town hall in 2004, before moving to the arts centre the follow year.

Max added: “It has grown massively since then which in a sense is quite surprising. We fully expected those with apples to identify would come in the initial one of two years.”

Our photographer went along to the event and we have put together a slideshow.