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Apple Day Fun 2023

Halloween and Apple Day Fun 2023

Apple Day and Halloween roll around every October, bringing with them a mix of autumnal festivities and spooky fun.

The Breamish Hall first celebrated Apple Day in 2022, when an apple press was purchased for use by the whole community. It’s a chance to appreciate the rich variety of apples we have, with apple tasting, and cider making. It’s also a nod to biodiversity and local farming.

Meanwhile, Halloween is all about costumes, trick-or-treating, and ghost stories. It’s a day when everyone, kids and adults alike, can embrace their inner child and enjoy some good-natured frights and sugary treats.

Both days are perfect for community gatherings and celebrating the season’s changes. And this year was no exception:

Photo of pumpkins and apples
Seasonal produce
Paper and cardboard craft Halloween bat
Spooky bats were flying
Autumn foods including soup laid out on a table
Warming refreshments
Young girl bobbing for apples
Apple bobbing
Young girl collecting apple pieces
Collecting apple pieces ready for pressing
Photo of man setting up an apple press
Richard preparing the apple press
Girl pressing apples using an apple press
Pressing the apples

Thanks to…

MANY THANKS as always to May Wilson and Noreen Birnie for organising the event. And a BIG THANKS to Kay Wilkinson for entertaining the children with a whole range of seasonal crafts and activities. And BIG THANKS also to Richard Evans for setting up the apple press and demonstrating its use.

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