Scrumping to Win
Crime pays in the cyder business. It seems that the winners of this year's Largest Apple competition, Little Dave's Team, obtained their prize-winning specimen illegally from a tree owned by the Black Hand Society's own Chairman, the leader of a rival team!
In spite of this underhand behaviour the pressing weekend went very well and was much enjoyed by a large number of Society members and their families. Foraging had produced 4.5 tons of apples, with Pete's Pirates winning the trophy for the largest contribution. Thanks to the sterling work of members the apples were then turned into 341 gallons of juice.