Saturday, 9 September 2017


In what we suspect may be the first of many similar annual events, we had a fantastic morning today.

The town responded magnificently to our invitation to bring apples up to the QEII Daniel Park and there was a lovely atmosphere.  The press was in constant use throughout the morning, and Richard ( took away gallons of freshly squeezed juice to pasteurize and bottle up at his plant near Hungerford.

A massive amount of apples were also donated to FOWPS, which should enable them to raise a few hundred pounds for the school in due course.

Huge thanks to the following people who helped to make the event such a success:

  • Richard and his assistant Graham, My Apple Juice
  • Chris Blake, primary school Site Manager
  • Louise Walsh and all her helpers from FOWPS
  • Chris Bird (Sparsholt) and David Graty (Minstead Study Centre) - our apple panel
  • The Andover Museum Loft Singers, Paul Sartin and Jon Wilks
  • Gus, Emily and everyone from Stockbridge Young Farmers Club
  • Mayor and Mayoress Buckley and the Town Clerks
  • Linda and Jade at BDBC
  • Whitchurch residents who attended or helped their neighbours pick apples
  • and of course all the Friends of QEII Daniel Park who gave me the benefit of the doubt...

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