Visitors take a bite out of Apple Weekend

Apple Day at Wolverton Orchard
Apple Day at Wolverton Orchard
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A CORE event in the city calendar returned to Wolverton for the seventh consecutive year with the Apple Weekend.

The event, backed by charity Common Ground, saw visitors coming together to celebrate English grown orchards and apples.

Saturday saw the farmers market, in the car park of the town hall, playing host to a number of stalls where guests experienced a delicious selection of English apple varieties.

Visitors were then invited to make wishes on the community orchard’s magic tree. They were also given the chance to learn about the future and welfare of English apples and orchards.

Sunday featured a wide variety of games, quizzes and a host of activities for the entire family, from face painting and Punch and Judy, to the national longest peel competition.

Visitors were also introduced to tree dressing, the art of adorning a tree with ribbons, lights and ornaments to generate respect and appreciation for trees. The soundtrack to the weekend was provided by Ernie Thomas and his busking organ and Brian on his clarinet as visitors gained an insight into the world of trees and helped to raise funds.