Mairaed suggested that I pick the apples of the tree in her allotment.
They were beautiful and hope they store well. Then, disaster strikes, when I arrived home, the bottom of the box dropped out so all the apples were bruised. Now they are no longer good for storing so change of plan we shall press them.
I put a call out to the new comers and visiting scholars and Gloria (Spain) , Melandra (US) Oltea (Romania) and Githa my dear neighbour came to help. What a lovely morning we had. We pressed 20 litres. They took some juice apples and pears home for their families to taste and I bottled the rest for the winter.