VIDEO: Apples at the core of Belper fun day

Apples were at the core of a community fun day in Belper on Saturday.

The town’s first-ever Apple Day took place in the Memorial Gardens.

Belper Apple Day.   'Anna Darke, 12, left and her sister, Megan, 10, centre, with French exchange student Adeline Kervella who arrived in time to attend the Belper Apple Day event at the Memorial Gardens on Saturday.

Belper Apple Day. 'Anna Darke, 12, left and her sister, Megan, 10, centre, with French exchange student Adeline Kervella who arrived in time to attend the Belper Apple Day event at the Memorial Gardens on Saturday.

Visitors took along their bags of washed apples to put them through a hand-cranked scratter and hydraulic press.

Around 2.5kg of apples produced one litre of juice, which could be enjoyed as a refreshing drink or used to ferment into cider. The mush left behind also had a use as compost or animal feed.

Transition Belper organised the free event at the King Street gardens, which also featured live entertainment, games and advice on making cider.

Belper Apple Day. 'Mick Pirnie from Belper puts his garden apples through the crusher.

Belper Apple Day. 'Mick Pirnie from Belper puts his garden apples through the crusher.

Belper Apple Day.'Finley Jenkins, 5, from Bargate, with his apples that he brought along to the apple pressing session at the Memorial Gardens park on Saturday morning.

Belper Apple Day.'Finley Jenkins, 5, from Bargate, with his apples that he brought along to the apple pressing session at the Memorial Gardens park on Saturday morning.

Belper Apple Day.  'Ian Forman, left, who made the cider press machine and David George, the event organiser.

Belper Apple Day. 'Ian Forman, left, who made the cider press machine and David George, the event organiser.