Town’s autumn apple fayre is very appealing

In celebration of the humble British apple, hoards of visitors turned up at Jeacock’s Orchard on Tring’s Cow Lane in the October sunshine.

The annual event hosted a variety of medieval and fruit-themed activities, including moth catching, a sheep shearing and wool display and traditional crafts.

The annual apple fayre in Jeacock's Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring. Picture by Martine Roberts

The annual apple fayre in Jeacock's Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring. Picture by Martine Roberts

Organiser Martin Hicks said: “We had 30 varieties of apples for sale, as well as plums and pears. I sold all 140 bottles of my apple juice.”

Dunsley Farm Shop sold out of their famous Tring Clangers – a pasty with meat one end and apple the other.

Martin said: “It was thoroughly successful – what more could you want except fine weather, mad sheep and peasants? And we had those too!”