The August Coffee Morning, held in the village hall, was well supported by the community. All age groups dropped in, the youngest visitor was just over twelve months and alongside the ladies, a number of local menfolk were welcomed. Social time together was enjoyed by all, with a lovely selection of WI homemade cakes, tea and coffee served.
Later in the month, husband and partners joined members on a visit to the “Orgasmic Cider Company” at Eardisley. This is a family-run business with a hundred acres of traditional and organic orchards, supplying fruit to Bulmers and Weston Cider, plus home production of cider, perry, apple and pear juice.
After a walk around the orchards and learning about harvesting, pressing, storage and bottling, tasting was the order of the day and the farm shop did a brisk trade as bottles were purchased to take home.
A Bring and Share Picnic, in one of the orchards and late afternoon sunshine, rounded off an enjoyable visit.
Words: Isabel Morris. Photos: Michael Brown, Debbie Jones & Isabel Morris