Despite Covid-19 restrictions preventing us from staging Sunday’s Apple Pressing Day in the kind of carnival atmosphere we had envisaged, a number of residents attended, carrying various quantities and varieties of apples including a good collection from Pill Pond orchard.

People were most impressed by the scrater and press and the speed with which their apples were turned into many different flavours of apple juice, some of which was immediately consumed whilst enjoying the sunshine and peaceful surrounding of Bury Green. Some attendees even formed a volunteer force to pick apples from Gwen Squire’s garden, resulting in the production of enough juice to be preserved for use or sale at future village events.

We should like to say a huge vote of thanks to Chris Walker (a friend of Councillor Chris Daykin) for supplying all the equipment and managing the pressing of the apples. We all hope that in 2021 we can once again stage Apple Pressing Day as a proper event!