The exhibition was due to end on September 27 but it has been extended to October 11, originally with the hope that the annual Big Apple Harvest event at Much Marcle would go ahead over that weekend. Increased coronavirus restrictions eventually put paid to that, despite the best efforts of the organisers. It would have been a great way to round off the show – all the local cider and perry makers are open to visitors who can watch them pressing and making the cider. Hellens would have been making their own perry from their ancient avenue of old perry pear trees and the tearoom would have been open for delicious cakes and tea. The exhibition would have been a very appropriate attraction, replacing the usual apple identification and tasting which usually happens in the Great Barn.
It is very disappointing for all concerned but in these troubled times we have come to expect plans to be changed and nothing is certain.
Meanwhile the exhibition is still attracting visitors and I am expecting a busy time this final week. More anon.
5 October 2020