DESPITE the rain, orchard revellers were in high spirits as the juices flowed at this year's Apple Day on Headless Cross Green.

The community orchard hosted its eighth Apple Day with a fruitful array of local food and crafts, community stalls, music and entertainment.

Focussing on all things apple-related; the day included a selection of seven local ciders, juicing, toffee apples, pies and much more.

Residents brought surplus apples for juicing, which dozens of families helped press into gallons of apple juice for sharing.

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French Horn ensemble "Hornymental" kicked-off the event and the proceedings were led by town crier Kevin Ward.

Local 80s covers band "Uke Men League" got the crowd singing.

Artist in residence for the orchard, Sharon Sheward, unveiled her painting "The Green Man of Headless Cross" with Redditch's deputy mayor Cllr Roger Bennett.

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Orchard volunteer Gabby Hemming said, "Besides a soggy start, everyone looked to be having a tree-mendous Apple Day. It goes to show what local support we have here. Thanks to everyone who helped make it a great day."