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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 18th September, 2019)

Free Baking Apples

Free Baking Apples
Hall Lane, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
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Comment by: irene robertsI on 18th September 2019 at 08:20

What a kind gesture! We saw this once when on holiday in Flamborough....apples and rhubarb left on a garden wall with a notice to "help yourself" rather than let surplus food go to waste. I wish we had a garden so I could do the same, (I have five baskets!).

Comment by: Mick on 18th September 2019 at 08:21

A nice shopping basket as well, could do with a bit of a rub down with some linseed oil and it will last for ever

Comment by: Wiganlad on 18th September 2019 at 09:19

The anti free plastic bag lobby will not approve . What a kind thing to do.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th September 2019 at 10:00

It's a shame to see apples on the ground when owners can't be bothered to gather them up... Especially if like me you can't get to them... (I have tried and managed a dozen!) There's nothing as tasty as a freshly picked rosy apple straight from the tree with a couple of leaves for decoration...

Comment by: Poet on 18th September 2019 at 11:25

It is especially nice when you come across things like this on some of the long distance walks I've done.
Honesty boxes full of choccy bars, drinks and money left by walkers.
Such a heart warming thing.
Once during a very hot spell on the West Highland Way we came upon a fridge powered by a tractor battery in the absolute middle of nowhere. Next to it was a bucket full of pound coins.
Life is sweet sometimes.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 18th September 2019 at 12:35

On holiday in Guernsey recently we saw & were told about the many...Hedge Veg boxes....on the roadside by houses.
The owners put out anything from fruit & veg jams, pottery, anything homemade.
You help yourself & put your money in the honesty box. People on Guernsey have used the system for years.

Comment by: Maureen on 18th September 2019 at 13:15

During a trip to Hawes Yorkshire, we came upon a little cottage on the high street which had beautiful plants displayed at the front with a sign saying..take which you want,just leave what you can afford..how trusting is that..I hope everybody did leave money for them.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th September 2019 at 13:50

It's a common practice in the lovely little village of Walsingham in Norfolk. One quaint cottage who's owner left many craft items, such as Lavender bags beautifully embroidered and plants, a dish at the side for the money. Every year we would buy something and never once saw the lady who made them. We were free to walk around the lovely garden as well. Kindness with a capital 'K'. It's heart lifting to see.

Comment by: Alan on 18th September 2019 at 16:40

It's so nice people leave apples on the ground when they've fallen off for our birds and animals.

Comment by: Veron on 18th September 2019 at 17:40

Ok for the rats too! Apples should not be left on the ground to rot.... Sheer laziness.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 18th September 2019 at 17:49

Both my neighbours on either side of me have apple trees,red from one,green from the other.This year I've had loads but I don't think either neighbour bothers picking them up ! Seen the honesty boxes in Coniston as well.

Comment by: Maureen on 18th September 2019 at 21:53

Oh Elizabeth..lovely apple crumble comes to mind.

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