PICTURES: Hayfield’s apple day was fun to the core

Abbey Moorhouse picking fruit at Sustainable Hayfields Apple Day. Photos by Jason Chadwick.
Abbey Moorhouse picking fruit at Sustainable Hayfields Apple Day. Photos by Jason Chadwick.

The organisers of an apple day and autumn fair in Hayfield have hailed it “the best ever”, after more than 700 people turned up to join in the weekend fun.

There was lots of things to get stuck into, including helping to juice 200lbs of apples and play traditional games.

Madeline Hall, from the Grow Wild project at Serpentine Community Farm.

Madeline Hall, from the Grow Wild project at Serpentine Community Farm.

The event was organised by Sustainable Hayfield. Spokesman Laurie James said: “This was probably our best apple day event to date, with the range of attractions wider than ever.

“Stallholders and exhibitors were happy with the interest shown. The sun shone, there was plenty of smiles, and we’ve had lots of positive feedback.

“We’re really grateful to all those who helped us make it the success it was.”

Hayfield’s annual apple day celebrates many aspects of wholesome living. There was a good emphasis on growing and preserving your own, examples of upright gardening and making a solar panel.

Nick Snowden and Kath Mias with a fantastic range of produce from the village's allotments.

Nick Snowden and Kath Mias with a fantastic range of produce from the village's allotments.

A wild foods display got much interest and demonstrations of traditional skills such as woodcarving, medical herbalism, hen-keeping and spinning caught the eye. Pony and trap rides were also available. Laurie added: “Now our attention turns to planning for next year.”