Stamford Apple Day is a sweet success

Stamford Apple Day 2014. Tom Hancock with Hannah and Jamie Campbell at the apple bobbing. Photo: Alan Walters MSMP041014-004aw EMN-140610-095637001
Stamford Apple Day 2014. Tom Hancock with Hannah and Jamie Campbell at the apple bobbing. Photo: Alan Walters MSMP041014-004aw EMN-140610-095637001
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One of the county’s largest Apple Day events took place in Stamford at the weekend.

Stamford Apple Day which was held on Saturday, attracted over 800 visitors to the Stamford Arts Centre for a day filled with fun.

The popular event featured a tombola, a number of stalls selling apple related gifts and produce, along with displays and demonstrations including the New College Stamford students who had produced a number of apple delights.

One of the most popular features at the event was the opportunity for visitors to make their own handmade apple juice.

There was also fun and games for all of the children including pin the maggot on the apple and apple bobbing.

A number of local experts from the East of England Apples and Orchards Project were on hand to help identify apples from around Stamford, along with offering advice to people on looking after apple trees in their gardens.

From the event 10 samples of apple were sent off for further investigation of which six of them were identified as unknown which means that one of the famous heritage apples may have been found.

Alongside all of the apple fun, a competition was held for local shops to produce the best window display on behalf of Apple Day, which was won by charity shop Mind.

Annie Hall, chairman of Stamford Community Orchard Group, said: “It was a fantastic event, we had lots of lovely stalls for everyone to enjoy and the kids loved the apple bobbing.”