Core values at the heart of apple day

Beighton Orchard  Apple Day.... 9 year old Lawrence Ward
Beighton Orchard Apple Day.... 9 year old Lawrence Ward
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TRADITIONAL crafts and tasty treats brought families together at one of Sheffield’s last remaining orchards.

Beighton Orchard – an old orchard now surrounded by houses, which has been opened up to the public – was the setting for a celebration of all things apples.

Visitors tried scrumping for the scrumptious stuff using traditional metal apple collectors on long handles, and children like Lawrence Ward, aged nine, were shown how to turn a humble pippin into an inspiring spiral using an apple corer.

Local varieties of apple were available to taste and be turned into fresh apple juice using a juicing press.

The orchard, off Robin Lane, down a public footpath next to Beighton Methodist Church, boasts traditional fruit trees and controlled grazing using highland cattle to manage vegetation.