Pressing apples at Parke

One of our volunteers Mark has been working for months restoring / creating an apple press and a scratter  (which crushes apples before they go in the press) at Parke. Well, after all the hard work they are finished and they work!

Press

Here is the apple press

Mark and the scratter

Mark cleaning the scratter before crushing the apples

Scratter cogs

The crushing cogs

Scratting

Scratting!

Scratted apples

Scratted apples!

Squashed apples

Into the press

Pressing

Pressing (some time later)

Juice

The apple juice!

Brilliant! This single pressing produced around 30 litres of juice.

Thanks Mark for all your hard work – a craftsman and a gentleman.

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