Author Archives: Philip Colligan

Help make Cambridge Apple Day bigger (and safer)

A fruit mill or scratter is an essential bit of kit for any Apple Day.  It’s the thing that turns your apples into a mash that you then put into your press to get the juice out. Friends of Cambridge … Continue reading

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The return of Cambridge Apple Day 2014

After a hiatus last year, I’m delighted to confirm the return of the Cambridge Apple Day for 2014.  Just like Glastonbury, we’re returning better than ever. We’ve set the date – Sunday 5 October. Usual venue. Put the date in … Continue reading

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Some photos from 2012 Apple Day

Here’s a few photos from the 2012 Cambridge Apple Day.  It was another great day.  Stunning weather, loads of happy volunteers, delicious cider and a great hog roast. Not as many apples as previous years, but enough to make it … Continue reading

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Apple Day tomorrow

Just look at that pile of apples!  It’s been a brilliant effort by all of our volunteers over the past few days and, in spite of the terrible apple harvest, we’ve got a great haul already and we know that … Continue reading

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Two days to go!

So Flamsteed Road’s 4th Apple Day is almost upon us. The apple pile is starting to look more respectable. Looks like the weather is going to hold up too – forcast is 10C and sunny. Perfect apple day weather. So … Continue reading

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Mysterious box of apples

This mysterious box of apples appeared this evening.  Could it be the work of the Cambridge 28th Scouts?  Whoever is responsible, we thank you. Progress is unusually slow on filling the tump this year.  Such a bad harvest.  There’s loads … Continue reading

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Apple Day is coming

The tump is starting to look more respectable now – not least thanks to a sterling scrumping effort (again) from Phil McBrien on Sunday and a brilliant haul from the Sutton clan.  This is a picture of the wonderful Bethan … Continue reading

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More apples please

A great day scrumping today. After a false start with one heavily laden tree that we were denied access to, our friends at the Newnham Model Railway came up trumps again. We managed to fill about five sacks from their … Continue reading

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Time to start scrumping

Only two weeks to go until Cambridge Apple Day and it’s time to start scrumping.  The tump opened this weekend and Dylan (as birthday boy) had the honour of putting the first apple in. Here are some rules for scrumping: … Continue reading

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Apple Day 2012: Sunday 14 October

                After much procrastination and deliberation, I am pleased to announce that the 2012 Cambridge Apple Day will take place on Sunday 14 October at the usual venue (Jane and Phil’s back garden). … Continue reading

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