Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy #Appleday from fruits of success

                                                  21st October 2015

Apple in Fulham Palace Orchard, Apple Day 2013  photographed by Hugh Alford
We brotherhood and sisterhood of selling,  stand on the shoulders of giants before us.
One specific job title for a fruit salesperson centuries ago was a ‘costamonger’.

Apples have been in cultivation for a long time in UK. The 'Costard’ was first mentioned in 1292 and is one of the oldest types, was grown extensively and sold by “costard mongers” from hand carts, the name eventually shortened to “costermonger” or greengrocer.

Today October 21st 2015 we celebrate Apple Day

Why not raise a glass of Apple Juice, Cider, Scrumpy or Calvados ?!

Be upstanding our toast is “to the memory of costamongers”

Good Health and Happy Apple day

-Dylan Thomas as it is the great writer’s  anniversary
 born 27th October 1914  died 1953

Fern Hill   - Ist stanza

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs

About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,

The night above the dingle starry,

Time let me hail and climb

Golden in the heydays of his eyes,

And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple 


And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves

Trail with daisies and barley

Down the rivers of the windfall light.....

 Take look as some other varieties of apple that are sold today

Covent Garden, London in 2014 - The sign harks back
to a time when it was an apple market

Related Links

Apple Day - Commonground

Dylan Thomas -The Official Website

The Wurzels - I am a cider drinker Youtube clip

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