Harvest Time

It’s harvest time and we are only days away from Halloween. And it’s the Apple Day too! So lot’s to celebrate with a procession headlined by the Corn Queen and the Berry Man. The performers set off from the Globe Theater and march to the Borough Market, the oldest veg selling venue in London. Morris dancers and actors from the Fabularium provide the entertainment.
The first apples probably came to Britain with the Romans and the Norman invasion led to the introduction of many new varieties. Henry VIII encouraged new types to be brought from France and by 1600 many orchards and market gardens had been established. There are 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide of which 2,000 are grown in Britain.