Gallery: Stamford Apple Day 2015

Apple Day at Stamford Arts centre.  Apple Guru Denis Smith EMN-150410-150853009

Apple Day at Stamford Arts centre. Apple Guru Denis Smith EMN-150410-150853009

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The a-peel of apples drew more than 1,000 people to a day celebrating everything about the tasty fruit.

Stamford Community Orchard Group organised the annual event, which took place on Saturday at Stamford Arts Centre.

Organisers were delighted that 1,240 people passed through the doors to sample the delights on offer - comparable to last year - but more children were there on the day.

As usual students from New College Stamford held a stall selling a range of apple-related products and were thrilled to completely sell out before the day finished.

There was also a tombola that was popular with visitors and independent traders in Stamford showed their generosity by providing a range of prizes.

Apple bobbing, guessing the number of apples in a bucket and quizzes provided something for the youngsters to do while adults were only too pleased to see what the cider stall had to offer. There was also a honey stall to keep visitors sweet.

The National Trust had a stall with information on its property Woolsthorpe Manor, where Isaac Newton was born and where it is said he was sitting underneath an apple tree when the fruit hit him, prompting his discovery of gravity.

Experts from the East of England Orchard Group showed more than 200 varieties of apple and were only too happy to help identify fruits brought in by visitors.

Chairman of the Stamford Community Orchard Group Annie Hall was thrilled with how the day went.

She said: “It was such a success and we were particularly pleased to see lots more children than last year. People said there was a better buzz than last year.

“We’d like to thank everyone who supported us on the day in any way.”