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Sweet taste of success for first Penrose Apple Day: PICTURES
11:00am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
The National Trust at Penrose is enjoying the sweet taste of success after holding their inaugural Apple Day on Saturday.
This year marked the first time the event was held at Penrose, after the planned celebration last year had to be cancelled due to a lack of a key ingredient – any apples.
Laura Bailey, a National Trust ranger at Penrose, said: “It was a really successful event. We had quite a good turnout – I reckon we had about 30 families. It was a nice family activity. It’s a nice seasonal thing to put on a celebration of the harvest.”
Many people went down to the cafe that has been set up near to the Old Stable Block and enjoyed the various activities while they were there.
There was apple bobbing for youngsters and a competition to create the longest piece of peel – with the winning length an impressive 1m 70cm.
Of particular interest was the apple press, which gave visitors the chance to drink freshly squeezed apple juice that they had pressed themselves. Some people even brought their own harvest of apples to press and take home in bottles.
The cafe served apple cake and apple pie, as well as bottles of juice from the Penrose orchard that was produced on their behalf by Helford Creek.
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