Fruity fun in Tring

MCHG 12-862   Apple Day in Tring.'Wiggington School scarecrow.
MCHG 12-862 Apple Day in Tring.'Wiggington School scarecrow.

Crowds of people turned out for the Apple Fayre procession in the town on Saturday where 25 different varieties of the fruit were on sale at the farmers’ market.

The annual event saw dancers, musicians, an apple cart carrying Tring’s deputy mayor Roxanne Ransley and school pupils, march from The Kings Arms pub in King Street to the farmers’ market in Brook Street.

Organiser Martin Hick said: “It went really well. The market was heaving with people and we almost sold all the apples.”

The event, which is in its eighth year, had a scarecrow making competition, which was won by the pupils of Goldfield School and there was a cooking competition that was won by Anusia Cafe in Tring High Street.

Mr Hicks said that the procession, which is the main event of Apple Month, was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to promoting English varieties of apples to the people of the town.

He said: “This week at the Friday Cafe at High Street Baptist Church we will be selling apples to people there. They are mostly elderly and it’s part of our mission to bring these English varieties to all people in the community.”