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Apple Day 11am-4pm Saturday 13th October


Vestry House Museum Gardens

Vestry Road, Walthamstow Village

London E17 9NH

Now in its 12th year, this celebration of everything “appley” drew over 1,500 visitors to the splendid gardens of the Vestry House Museum last year. This is a buzzing, local, family-oriented event which distributes funds raised to local causes, so come and join us for a day of apple activities and apple-tastic refreshments.

Attractions include apple displays, tasting, pressing & bobbing, and candle rolling. For kids, there’ll be a special activity tent which will include making their own apple themed headdresses, and the ever popular facepainting.


A selection of apple varieties plus locally produced honey, jam and chutneys as well as tea/coffee, juices and home-baked cakes and desserts will be available for sale.  As well as the usual range of refreshments, there will be savoury food and the opportunity to slake your thirst at our organic cider bar!

In addition to wandering minstrel Steve with his accordion, and mellow jazz from Tori & Jez, we have a new and very welcome attraction, the Sharp Morris dancing side who will be performing at 3pm.

Volunteers Sought for Apple Day

Apple Day is organised by the Hornbeam Centre, OrganicLea, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow Village Residents’ Association, and Transition Walthamstow, and we’d love to have some additional help.

Teresa and Paul are seeking volunteers to help out at Apple Day 2012.  Could you donate a cake, assist in the kitchen or help out on a stall to make this as successful as ever? The team are seeking volunteers for the following activities:


  1. Cooking & baking : donations of home-made cakes, apple pies, puddings, jams and chutneys. Teresa

  2. Kitchen support 10.30 am to 4.30pm Sat 13th : serving refreshments, taking payment: Teresa

  3. Event set up 2pm – 5pm Friday 12th, or 9am – 11am Saturday: unloading & unpacking crates, setting up stalls, helping with displays. Paul

  4. Event support 11 am to 4pm Sat 13th: front desk welcome/donations, litter picking, helping stall holders, assisting visitors, photography. Paul

  5. Event take down4-5pm Sat 13th: packing & loading crates, stall storage, litter picking. Paul

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