Bernard Hall, Cuddington
10A Thame Road, Haddenham
By David Lyons - 12th January 2015 4:00pm
Haddenham in Transition held its annual Low Carbon party on Saturday 10th January, which included the Haddenham Cider Competition. Entertainment was provided by the Haddenham Ukelele group and a splendid range of food and drink was provided on a 'Bring & Share' basis.
The cider competition, now in its third year, is open to anyone making cider in Haddenham from Haddenham apples. There are many apple trees in Haddenham from which cider can be made and with the press available to borrow from HiT, it is very easy to make.
There were seven entries this year: one down on last year, but the apple harvest has been variable. Haddenham in Transition is hoping for more entries next year — particularly from 'first timers'.
Whilst this last autumn's harvest was rather mixed, Haddenham cider makers have upped their game and the judges agreed that all the entries were close.
Parish Councillor Richard Moore swept the field with his 2013 vintage cider and second entry 2014 cider taking first and second prize.
Third prize went to Rob Daniels with his 'XT# cider with David Lyons receiving a 'Highly Commended' with his 'Rat Velvet'.
The judges who blind tasted samples of each cider were Michael Witney, Philippa Aldridge and Dave Watkins (last year's winner). Each sample was assessed against a number of criteria in a private room away from the party and there was much debate between the judges as to merits of each sample.
(Images: Courtesy of David Lyons)
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
Pharmacy needs your help to deliver Covid booster jabs in the villageJMW Vicary pharmacy urgently seeks 1 or 2 people either as paid part time employees (£9.50/hr) or as Volunteers to assist with reception and data input duties supporting the vaccination programme at the pharmacy.Two possible shifts: 9 — 1pm and/or 1.30 — 5.30pm. Please email email@example.com if you are...
Your local Junior School needs your help! Firstly, the school team is looking for talented and skilled members of our local community to join our governing board.School GovernorsThe Governing Board at Haddenham Community Junior School is comprised of staff, parents and representatives of the local authority and our community.It is a friendly and hardworking team who work with me, the...
Dr Mark Howcutt has provided the latest update from Haddenham Medical Centre — Monday 20th September 2021Children's flu nose spray vaccineWe know that NHS England has sent letters to some parents asking them to contact their GP practice to book a flu nose spray vaccine for their young children. We are pleased to advise that we have had our first delivery of the children's flu...