Residents get ready to crumble

Simon Fagg, Living with Nature Co-ordinator at The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham; Fay Kenworthy, Chair of the Friends of Philadelphia Gardens group; and members of the Friends of Tannery Park group making apple juice.
Simon Fagg, Living with Nature Co-ordinator at The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham; Fay Kenworthy, Chair of the Friends of Philadelphia Gardens group; and members of the Friends of Tannery Park group making apple juice.
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Upper class - that’s the people of Upperthorpe who came together for ‘Crumble Fest’.

The fruity event was organised by the Friends of Philadelphia Gardens, Sheffield Wildlife Trust and Sheffield Council, as part of the Big Lottery-funded Living with Nature programme.

Philadelphia Gardens Park covers approximately three hectares and is currently a mix of woodland, interweaving paths and occasional dog walkers.

Living with Nature aims to create a space that appeals to all, from young explorers to keen gardeners to exercise enthusiasts.

The community has already created a vegetable garden and design plans for the area have been drawn up by the Living with Nature co-ordinator in consultation with Upperthorpe residents.

Residents met in the garden and feasted on blackberry and apple crumble and pressed their own apple juice with fruit from the vegetable garden.

Children made decorations with leaves, bark and pine cones from the area and enjoyed playing on bouncy castles.

Anneleen Verlinden, one of the residents, said: “It’s so nice all these different age groups have been brought together from the community.”