Nailsea enjoys community apple day

PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 October 2018

Nailsea Apple Day. Mano Candappa and Diana Sims from Transition Nailsea serving apple cakes to Ric Brock and Robin Morris from Mendip Morris.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Apple Day. Mano Candappa and Diana Sims from Transition Nailsea serving apple cakes to Ric Brock and Robin Morris from Mendip Morris. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Hundreds of apples were pressed into juice and cider as families enjoyed Nailsea Community Apple Day.

Nailsea Apple Day. Samuel and Matt Harris loading the cider press with scratted apples.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Samuel and Matt Harris loading the cider press with scratted apples. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The event is organised by Transition Town Nailsea to make use of the surplus apples around the town.

This year the festivities were held at the Ring O’ Bells in St Marys Grove.

The Mendip Morris Men performed on the day and Nailsea Folk Club organised a number of musical acts including the Twice Dailies.

Nailsea Apple Day began around eight years ago in people’s back gardens to ensure surplus apples did not go to waste.

Nailsea Apple Day.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

It has now grown into a popular community event which attracts scores of families.

Revellers tucked into apple cake, juice, cider and barbecued.

Nailsea Cider attended and took away apples to turn into cider ready for Transition Town Nailsea’s wassail next year. Money raised on the day will go to Children’s Hospice South West.

Nailsea Apple Day. Ron Febrey with a collection of apple varieties from the orchards at Children's Hospice South West.      
Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Ron Febrey with a collection of apple varieties from the orchards at Children's Hospice South West. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Apple Day. Colin Campbell and Phil Carter putting apples in the scratter.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Colin Campbell and Phil Carter putting apples in the scratter. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Apple Day. Cider and Morris dancing.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Cider and Morris dancing. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Apple Day. Stephen Morten and Matthew Bear from the Ring of Bells with Phil Carter of Nailsea Cider and some of their ciders.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Stephen Morten and Matthew Bear from the Ring of Bells with Phil Carter of Nailsea Cider and some of their ciders. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Nailsea Apple Day. Mendip Morris men.  

Picture: MARK ATHERTONNailsea Apple Day. Mendip Morris men. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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