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Southend Apple Day 2019 at St Laurence OrchardSouthend Apple Day will feature a range of activities including apple picking, juicing, children’s games, tours of the orchard, music, BBQ and raffle. Musicians from Growing Together will be playing and local groups will have stalls promoting their projects.
It is coming up to 100 years since the historic St Laurence Orchard was planted for World War I veterans. The one acre orchard is now a haven for wildlife and features more than a dozen different varieties of apple trees, many of which originate from Essex.
Matt King, CEO of Trust Links, said “We are really looking forward to welcoming people of all ages to Southend Apple Day this year. We know that being in the great outdoors and connecting with other people is good for people’s mental health and wellbeing, which is what Trust Links is all about. There will be something for everyone at Apple Day, with entertainment and refreshments as well as a chance to explore this important part of Southend’s history.”
Trust Links has been looking after St Laurence Orchard on behalf of Southend Council for 14 years and holds regular work parties to maintain the orchard. Money raised from the event will help run vital projects throughout the year.
St Laurence Orchard is located on the corner of Eastwoodbury Lane and St Laurence Way, opposite St Laurence Park. For further information, please call 01702 213134.