The Folk of Gloucester is appealing for a pony to pull their Apple Mill at their annual Apple Day Event on Saturday 23 rd October.
The mill, which is one of the last surviving stone mills in the West is brought to life every year at the event with the help of a small horse or pony.
Rosie, The Folk’s regular pony, is pregnant this year and is unable to play her part.
The event celebrates Apples and the Cider industry, and the day program includes music, dancing,talks and demonstrations from The Orchard Trust‘s Martin Hayes.
Marc Waters of the Folk Events team said “The Apple Press is such an important part of our heritage and our Apple Day event; it really wouldn’t be the same without it. We are working on a tight budget and would be thrilled if someone who has a pony who is no more than 14.2 HH could consider supporting us and join in the fun ”
Alex Bailey, Chair of the Folk Project team said, “We are thrilled with our progress since taking on this wonderful venue, however we have a long way to go and supporting this event is something that would mean a lot to us.”
The Free Event is open from 10am to 4pm.
There is something for everyone from Cider Tasting to activities for the children. The Secret Garden Café will be open serving Fair Trade Tea and Coffee and homemade delights.
Martin Hayes of The Gloucestershire Orchard Trust will be giving two talks during the day.
At 11:30am orchard in the Environment, from large fields to balconies there could be a tree for you.
At 1:30pm Where does your fruit come from? A talk based around the book “Memories of life as an itinerant” by Martin Hayes, a light hearted, with a serious edge, look at my experience as an Itinerant working the land