Abundance of apples near Rogate

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RESIDENTS gathered on Fyning Common for a session of traditional cider pressing to take advantage of a good harvest of apples.

“This year’s apple crop has been so abundant there are more apples than we can possibly eat, and the wildlife too has enjoyed the glut of ripe fruit,” said spokesman for the Terwick residents association Mairi Rennie, “however, some people still know how to turn the excess apples into cider.”

A scratter-mill and a press soon had the apple juice running, filling jugs, bottles and water-carriers.

The remaining crushed apple were a treat for the pigs on nearby farms.