Apple Day 2012

Apple Day Saturday 13th October 2012

at the Vestry House Museum Gardens, Vestry Road, Walthamstow Village, London E17 9NH

Apple Day 2012

Apple Day in 2012 was attended by over 1,250 local people. There were many activities such as apple bobbing, guess the weight (3 different sizes of apple), a challenge to make the longest length of apple peel, William Tell (hit the apple using a bow and arrow), candle rolling, apple crushing & juicing, and herbal quests. There was also a special activity tent for younger children where they could make their own apple themed toys.

Items for sale included several varieties of organic apple, freshly pressed apple juice, organic cider, organic vegan savoury foods, a huge variety of apple deserts and cakes, eco books, plants, honey, jams & chutneys. Baked goods were kindly supplied by many local residents, and students from Waltham Forest College excelled themselves again this year by supplying a large number of tasty cakes made from locally sourced apples.

Entertainment was provided by local musicians Chris Hill, Tori Freestone & Jez Franks, and the Sharp morris dancing side.

The following had stalls: Vestry House Museum Gardeners, Organiclea, Hornbeam Cafe, Significant Seams, WF LETS, WF Friends of the Earth, Peter Sharp (beekeeper) candle rolling, Diana’s Eco books & bric a brac, and Transition Walthamstow,

The day was organised by the Hornbeam Centre, OrganicLea, Vestry House Museum, Walthamstow Village Residents’ Association, and Transition Walthamstow.

Local organisations which have benefitted from the proceeds of Apple Day 2012 and will each receive a £200 cheque are:

The following kindly donated raffle prizes:

  • Walthamstow Farmers’ Markets
  • William Morris Gallery
  • Hornbeam Cafe
  • Organiclea

and the following Orford Road businesses in the Village

  • Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors
  • Petals in Bloom
  • Edufantastic Toys
  • Spar

The programme for the day is here (500 copies printed), and the A5 flyer here  (2,000); we also had an A4 poster (70).

Download an Apple Day A4 poster, or A5 flyer.

2011 Apple Day sponsors and beneficiaries


We are grateful to the following organisations who generously donated raffle prizes for our 2011 Apple Day:

  • London Farmers’ Markets
  • OrganicLea/Hornbeam Café
  • William Morris Gallery

and the following Orford Road businesses

  • Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors
  • Edufantastic Toys
  • Spar


The following organisations each received £250 from surplus 2011 Apple Day funds :

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