December 11 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Palace Green played host as Ely celebrated the apple in all its glory on Saturday.
A dizzying array of ciders and juices were on offer from brewers near and far at the annual Apple Day event alongside fruit-themed handicrafts, art and a variety of apple-based snacks.
Hundreds who visited the event were given the opportunity to bring along any unknown varieties of apple for identification by a panel of experts, while there was also the chance to have a throw at an apple shy, with prizes of apples on offer, of course.
There was even a series of apple-and-spoon races held under the watchful eye of Ely’s mayor Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh and town crier Avril Hayter-Smith.
The longest apple peel competition was won by Ben Jones, who managed an unbroken peel of 400cm.
The City of Ely Waites struck up a tune while the Ely and Littleport Riot women’s Morris side demonstrated their skill to the watching hundreds.
Among other charitable groups in attendance, the Ely Christmas Light Switch-On and Lisa Barnes Memorial Trust raised hundreds for their causes and generous visitors enjoyed a variety of tombolas and games.