Wisbech Grammar School students go apple crazy to celebrate a national favourite

A SCRUMPTIOUS sale to celebrate a classic British crop took place at Wisbech Grammar School to mark National Apple Day. Parents and children attending the school s apple festival were treated to a mouth-watering exhibition of 25 varieties grown by Richard

A SCRUMPTIOUS sale to celebrate a classic British crop took place at Wisbech Grammar School to mark National Apple Day.

Parents and children attending the school's apple festival were treated to a mouth-watering exhibition of 25 varieties grown by Richard Smith, with the opportunity for a free tasting of six local standards.

On display was a small exhibition of apple picking memorabilia leant by Richard Barnwell, as well as copies of Lilian Ream photographs of fruit picking in the Wisbech area from the 1930s.

There was also chance to try the school's own label apple juice made from fruit donated by Barry Garner of Wisbech St Mary and picked by pupils and staff.


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The apples were made into juice by David Wheatley, whose orchard of heritage apples in Wisbech St Mary produces more than 250 traditional favourites.

A range of tasty treats cooked up by pupils were also sold, with customers also able to snap up home-made chutney, apple crumble, apple cake, apple sauce and apple pies.

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All the proceeds will go to Rotary International's ShelterBox appeal, which provides shelter for disaster victims across the globe.

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