Fun blossoms at Damson Day 2019

A CELEBRATION of the Westmorland Damson tree with its plum-like fruits and frothy white blossom drew its largest crowds for years.

Organisers have hailed Damson Day 2019 "a huge success" with visitors flocking to Low Farm in the Lyth Valley to enjoy damson cream teas, orchard walks, traditional crafts, fairground rides, live music and Damson Royale cocktails courtesy of the Friends of Crosthwaite School.

Special thanks were given to John Holmes MBE, who has retired as...
source: Westmorland Gazette

2019-04-20 20:14
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