Core blimey! Crowds turn out for Apple Day at Gressenhall

Gressenhall Apple Day 2016 Jack Whitelegg.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016

Gressenhall Apple Day 2016 Jack Whitelegg.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

They inspired Isaac Newton, are said to drive down waiting lists at doctor's surgeries and strike at the very core of Britishness.

And apples were at the centre of a colourful autumn fun day in mid Norfolk on Sunday.

More than 2,500 people attended the annual Apple Day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, near Dereham.

It featured traditional cider making, tasting and apple identification with experts from the The East of England Apple and Orchard Project.

Miriam Burroughs, events manager at Gressenhall, said: 'This is our 26th year of running our Apple Day and it's continued to grow in popularity.

'It's now our most popular one-day event of the year.

'It's that lovely time of the year when autumn has begun and it's been great to see so many families out enjoying themselves.'

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Visitors made stain glass apple decorations, joined the Grand Apple Day Parade and strolled around the orchard with more than 30 varieties of apples discovered, raised or developed in Norfolk.

There was also basket making, birds of prey, craft and food stalls, live folk music and lively performances from the dancers of Golden Star Morris.

Are you organising an event? E mail adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

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