Oak Apple Day 2018

This year’s Oak Apple Day, held on Monday 28 May, was the best yet. We were fortunate to have perfect weather and large numbers of adults and children visited the record number of stalls and events. The Jubilee Woods Trust ran several traditional games, the cream teas stall and the ever popular prosecco and cider bar. Other stalls included those from the Honey Bees, Hinton Pre-school and Hinton Harvest. Woodland themed events included willow weaving, pole lathe demonstrations and make your own hazel and willow garden pyramids. The was a traditional gypsy caravan and Brian Cornelius provided musical entertainment. For the first time there was an exhibition of bird paintings and other photographs by Hilary Burn and her husband David. The visiting alpacas were very popular as were Garwynn’s Reptiles and Bugs with many visitors handling their display of tarantula spiders, lizards and pythons. The Uplyme Morris provided further musical and dancing entertainment during the afternoon and for the first time there was summer Morris dancing in the centre of the wood.

Thanks to the many volunteers, too numerous to mention by name, who helped with the event and to Yarcombe Woodland Products who kindly loaned picnic tables.