By Ian Dipple Friday 11 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 10:05
AN ANNUAL celebration of a popular fruit has been hailed a success by organisers.
Apple Day took place at Headless Cross Community Orchard on Saturday and featured a range of stalls and activities.
Visitors got to make their own apple juice from scratch with over 200 litres pressed during the event using fruit donated from people's own gardens.
Mayor Wanda King also unveiled a new welcome board marking Fields in Trust status, which ensures Headless Cross Green has been safeguarded as a leisure space for future generations. She also revealed a new painting Persephone of the Orchard which was began by resident artist Steve Pound at the May Fayre celebration earlier this year.
Gardeners also added surplus crops, preserves and plants to the harvest share stall, while £80 was raised for the community orchard through the Guess The Weight of The Pumpkin competition which tipped the scales at a staggering 40lb 8oz.
People could also have a go on the human fruit machine and there were plenty of stalls and products available from local companies including Tardebigge Cider and sausages from Rough Hill Rare Breeds on The Slough.
Orchard volunteer Neil Marsh said: "Apple Day just keeps getting better each year. The orchard is creating a real sense of community on Headless Cross Green. Remembering the richness of everyday values, like sharing food, helping to create a better place for now and future generations."
The orchard is managed by volunteers. Visit www.headlessxorchard.org.uk to get involved.
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