Pressing engagement in Tarvin

Despite the well-forecasted gloomy weather and bouts of rain, the intrepid members of the Tarvin Woodland Trust went ahead with their second annual Village Apple Pressing Day and were rewarded with a good attendance of equally enthusiastic supporters, bringing their bags of apples to be turned into delicious juice, or just coming along for a few hours of fun and creativity with woodland crafts.

Sandwiched as the day was, between two days of dry, sunny weather, it was perhaps a pointed reminder that trees need moisture/rain as well as warmth/sunshine!

Hot dogs, burgers, hot drinks were all available for a small charge, but the rest of the experience and entertainment was free, the juice created and the activities enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Set in an open area of the woodland on the SW fringes of the village and supported by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and other local services, the event was a fine reminder of what can be achieved by a group of willing volunteers working for the well-being of the village as a whole.  The organisers give their grateful thanks to all sponsors, helpers and all who braved the weather to support the event.”