Last night of the pommes

Happy Apples: Ric Allen, the Apple Man, with some windfall apples collected for his home made press at the annual Cromford Apple Day.
Happy Apples: Ric Allen, the Apple Man, with some windfall apples collected for his home made press at the annual Cromford Apple Day.
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HUNDREDS of apples met a sticky end in Cromford on Saturday as residents brought their harvested or windfall apples for juicing.

There were also apple foodstuffs for sale, apple games and even apple identification on Scarthin as part of the app-tly named Apple Day.

“It was a serious quantity of apples,” said Mole Vessey from Celebrating Cromford, which supported the event this year.

“There were lots of different things – apple pies, compotes, crumbles and cakes. We had apple bobbing and throwing the apple into a bucket at great distance; we had a William Tell and we had apple peeling,” he said.

Nigel Hoish, of Cromford, was triumphant in the last category with a peel measuring 1.74m.

A dozen artists also displayed work around the Mill Pond for a concurrent ‘Putting the ART in ScARThin’ event.

Cromford Apple Day is organised annually by David Mitchell from Scarthin Books.