Ely Apple Day returns to city for 20th year - and what great fun it was!

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

“A pleasant autumnal day with lots of apple delights for everyone to try” is how the 20th annual Ely Apple Day is being hailed by organisers.

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Held on Palace Green, opposite Ely Cathedral, there were plenty of competitions and activities - as well as birds of prey demonstrations and storytelling sessions - for the hundreds of children and adults to get involved with.

As well as an apple and spoon race and apple shy, people could have a go at the plant the apple pip competition and even decorate apple cookies.

The record for the longest apple peel was also broken, with this year's winning entry stretching 355cm, while experts from East of England Apples and Orchard Project were on hand to identify apples.

Aileen Sharp, Visit Ely's event organiser, said: "It was a very successful day and thankfully the sun was shining, which brought out the crowds. It was very well attended and remained full up all throughout the day.

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Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant


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"It was on par with previous years, if not better. I think Apple Day is important for Ely because it brings the community together and celebrates the culture of the British apple."

There were also birds of prey demonstrations and storytelling sessions throughout the day.

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Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

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Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

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Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). P

Hundreds of people attended Ely Apple Day 2019 as it returned to the city on Satuday (October 19). Picture: MIKE ROUSE. - Credit: Archant

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