How do you like these apples? Diss celebrates the fruit

Faye Jackson, left, and Sally Jarvis from Kenninghall Morris at the apple day and autumn plant sale

Faye Jackson, left, and Sally Jarvis from Kenninghall Morris at the apple day and autumn plant sale at Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Picture: STUART ANDERSON - Credit: Archant

Every kind of apple from a humble Adam's Pearmain to a whopping Warner's King went on display at a apple day and plant sale at Redgrave and Lopham Fen.

Dozens of visitors flocked to the beauty spot near Diss for the autumnal event, which the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has run annually for the past 14 years.

An apple shy, apple bowling and other games kept youngsters entertained, while green-fingered guests browsed the plant and craft stalls.

There was also a cake sale and a display including scores of varieties of the humble apple.

Trust education officer Deborah Key said: 'This is always a good event.


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'It's a bit different and it's a way to enjoy this lovely nature reserve. It's nice for families to away from technology and have fun in the outdoors.'

Faye Jackson was enjoying the day with her side of Morris dancers, Kenninghall Morris. The side twice performed bell-ringing, folksy routines during the event, delighting visitors young and old.

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Ms Jackson said: 'These events are great because they help bring the community together. To add a Morris side to it means a bit of fun and colour.

'Also so many people are experts in different areas of nature so this is a chance to learn something new.'

There were also demonstrations of demonstrations of spoon carving, plant dyeing and whittling.

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