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Fun had by all at Apple Day in Headless Cross
7:30am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
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HEADLESS Cross Community Orchard hosted a wide selection of stalls and activities, including apple juicing, a Samba band, cider sampling, competitions, and the Human Fruit Machine as an Apple Day was held.
Apple Day is an annual celebration of the diversity of apple and other tree fruit which can be grown in this country.
The mayor, Wanda King, unveiled a new welcome board at the communuity orchard, that includes the specially commissioned commemorative 'Fields In Trust' plaque status badge. Headless Cross Green was granted Fields In Trust status this year, ensuring it is safeguarded as a leisure space for future generations.
They mayor also unveiled a painting 'Persephone of the Orchard', which was began by resident artist Steve Pound at the May fair earlier this year.
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
“Our events raise funds for the community orchard on Headless Cross Green and nurture an awareness of the fruit trees and the progress of wildflower meadow growing there. The project relies entirely on donations.”
Organising events on Headless Cross Green is done by volunteers. They are a hard working, friendly group and always looking to recruit new volunteers. To get involved, visit www.headlessxorchard.org.uk.
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