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Southwell Bramley Apple Festival celebrating the origins of world-famous fruit





A celebration of a town’s world-famous apple will take place today.

This year’s Southwell Bramley Apple Festival will take place on Saturday with a host of apple-themed attractions.

The festival will be opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace.

Minster volunteers L-R Margaret Cooper, essica Pacey, Ann Knight, selling apples. at the Bramley Festival 2021, Southwell. (52593604)
Minster volunteers L-R Margaret Cooper, essica Pacey, Ann Knight, selling apples. at the Bramley Festival 2021, Southwell. (52593604)

It is set to be a grand day out for all the family, with a magnificent festival of food and drink at Southwell Minster, activities throughout the town and at the National Trust’s Southwell Workhouse.

Cathy Wright, Kiran John, Teresa Bovey and Olly Marlowe of the the Lunar Pub Company, will be leading cookery demonstrations in the minster, between 10.45am and 2.20pm.

The Bramley Apple Man walking through Southwell market at the Bramley Festival 2021, Southwell. (52593792)
The Bramley Apple Man walking through Southwell market at the Bramley Festival 2021, Southwell. (52593792)

The cathedral will also host over 30 food and drink stalls, apple displays and children’s activities.

Elsewhere in the town, the original Bramley Apple tree, on Church Street, will be open for viewing and shops and eateries will be decorated for the occasion ­— as well as selling apple themed products and refreshments.

Throughout the day there will be an apple hunt and crafts and a longest apple peel competition at The Workhouse and the results of an apple painting competition will be displayed at the town’s library. The Bramley Apple King, Queen, Prince and Princess will also be crowned at the end of the day.

Festival chairman Roger Merryweather said: “We are also pleased that Lowes Wong Infant School is holding a competition to choose the Bramley Apple King and Queen and Children’s House are choosing the Prince and Princess. Children so enjoy this event, but perhaps the real challenge will be for the parents who will be helping to create the costumes.

“Do come to town and support all those who are taking part and enjoy the different displays in the shop windows which all help to bring the town alive for this year’s Bramley Apple Festival.”



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