Belper Apple Day – Sunday 17th October

Belper Apple Day – Sunday 17th October

Apple Day 2021. . .is fast approaching.

Sunday 17th October from 11 am to 4 pm is the day, and Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street (behind the old library) is the place.

Thanks to the National Trust, and a small but dedicated and enthusiastic band of Transition members, a wide variety of apples will be on display to enjoy and sample, advice will be available on all aspects of apple cultivation, and there will be trees (and other plants) for sale.

Our Apple Olympics will provide a wide range of apple-based activities for all ages (though no medals), cider will be available, and Dot-Teas Tea Room over the wall will be providing apple-themed refreshments. Other local businesses have been very helpful In publicising the event, and we are encouraging a number to feature local apples in their outlets during the weekend and following week.

We need your help!

We are short on two things, and offers of help would be really appreciated. We would love apple-based dishes to be available for sale to take away (not consume on the spot), but we can’t at present be sure if the expressions of interest by local organisations we’ve received will actually result in cakes, pies and other goodies on the day.  So if there are any WI members among our readers, please get in touch.

On the day itself, we will need help with the following: distributing publicity (signage) in the local area; meeting and greeting the public (and crowd control if necessary); moving seating and boxes of apples, and help on our stalls and displays. The day promises to be great fun for all (whatever the weather), and will inspire many local people to enjoy all aspects of apple cultivation and use.

Offers of help to Chris Ring (chrisdring@outlook.com) are really welcome.

See you all on the day.

Find out more here.

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