THE weather held out for Transition Town Romsey’s Apple-Pressing weekend at the end of September, which had last taken place in 2018.

After so many cancelled events recently, the team at TTR said it was really nice to see people out and about in the sunshine, enjoying the end of the Indian Summer.

Surplus apples had been collected from local gardens & the community orchard, whilst others had been donated by the John Lewis Partnership from Leckford.

The aim of the event was to offer suggestions as to what people could do with their excess orchard fruits - thus reducing food waste.

As well as apple juice, a range of apple-based snacks were available for people to try. The recipes for which will go on TTR’s website .

Over the weekend there was a steady flow of people of all ages dropping by to try their hand at apple-pressing. The resulting juice was sampled, taken home to drink or taken home to turn into cider.

The ‘Transition: Bounce Forward’ project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, helped put on this free event, to encourage the resurgence in interest in gardening and local food production.

Further information about the ‘Transition: Bounce Forward’ is available at:

TTR would like to thank Anton Page for allowing the event to take place in his Romsey town garden.