Next Sunday (25 October) Southwark Cathedral will be decorated with a cornucopia of apples and an especially devised Apple Day Cathedral Choral Eucharist at 11.00 am and Borough Market, right next to the Cathedral, will be open promising an array of apple-y activities including an apple-pealing competition and apple-pressing. The drama troupe The Lion’s Part will perform in The Green Market and fun and games to be had by all in the South West Churchyard with The Ministry of Fun. The Refectory will be serving a Bramley Apple echo-ing menu.
The Lion’s Part will come complete with a huge Corn Queene effigy heavy with ‘Plenty’ – wheat, barley and other grains, and apples, root vegetables and foliage from the Borough Market – appears in a procession around the front of the Globe, Bankside, with the Company of actors and the time-honoured Hobby Horse in attendance, strung with cakes and loaves and led by the Berry Man – the Autumn incarnation of the original Green Man – decked with wild fruits and foliage, leads the company. He carries an Apple Tree to where it will be placed within the Bankside area, with general songs and music on the surrounding streets of the Market for everyone.
It is probably no coincidence, Donald Russell, an online Scottish Butcher, have just released their new range of desserts which all feature Bramley Apples.
If you are in the London area next weekend come and join the fun. I do not intend to miss it.
Selected links about Bramley Apples and Bramley Apple Sunday: