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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)

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