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Apple Day in Lympstone

Apple Day Celebration, Saturday 20th October 11am-4pm

Held in the orchard of Glenhaven Cottage, alongside Lympstone Parish Church.

Apple pressing will be one of the many attractions. You will be able to turn your fruit into juice if you bring along well washed containers, or you can buy them at a cost. BRING YOUR OWN APPLES! .. but even if you don’t have your own apples, there will be a chance to buy freshly squeezed apples juice.

Tydeman’s Late Orange, William Crump, Court Pendu Plat, Pixie, King of the Pippins, Reverend W.Wilks. Wonderful names that reflect the diversity of apples grown in England. Did you know that in 1839 there were 86 orchards in the parish of Lympstone? I didn’t, but Angela Coles did. Jill Wilson’s orchard is one of the few remaining ones, where we have wassailed and hope to again next 12th Night. We are going to celebrate this heritage and will do so in John Lupton’s orchard at Glenhaven, next to the church. There will be cider, food, music, displays, and games.

The Lympstone Training Band will be playing and there will be a display of quilts, and the history of herbs, as well as a produce stall where you can buy home-made preserves. You can taste heritage varieties and try to beat the Guinness World Record for the longest unbroken apple peeling – which stands at an amazing 172ft 4ins, one of many games. There will be a bar-b-que, a cider tent, light lunches, tea, coffee and cakes.

Lympstone Entertainments, the Garden Club and the Church are joining to make this an exciting day. Any profit will go towards maintaining the general running of the church. It will be a really happy village event.

Children free, Adults £3 on the door.

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