Past EventsPlumpton Village Society
Apple Day October 2021
Heavy rain did not stop Plumpton’s annual Apple Day going ahead on Saturday 2 October on the village green and in the hall. Stalls were moved inside, and the pressing went ahead under cover of the bandstand.
The press was in operation continuously from 11am to 2pm staffed by volunteers and turning thousands of Plumpton apples into gallons of delicious juice. Residents young and old got involved, pouring apples into the masher, and winding the press.
See Full Apple Day parish magazine article
9 April 2022
Pop Up Market
26 June 2021
Strawberry Fair 2021
At last the first Village Fair for a while, and whilst Covid restrictions were not lifted as envisaged, over 700 people came to the Village Green to be a community once again. The Fair was opened by Revd Anne, followed by community awards, a children’s fancy dress, pantomime comedy sketch/song, dancing from Turning Pointe and a dog show. With stalls around the green and refreshments too. Even the sun shone!
3 October 2020
The apple pressing team of Mark Haywood, Mike, Gail & Will Murphy, and Ruth Segal have successfully run the Plumpton apple pressing for 10 years. This was their last year and one to remember given the need to do the pressing in a Covid safe way.
12 December 2020
Christmas Walk By Market
Plumpton Village Society put on a Christmas Walk by Market on 12 December to bring some festive cheer to the Village. Kindly sponsored by Plumpton Racecourse as a thank you to the Village for any disruption due to the Covid testing station. There were 8 Christmassy stalls, supported by Christmas Music to get into the festive spirit.
The Village Society is Formed
In July 2019 a Summer Event was held on the Village Green, to open the Bandstand and unveil the new World War 1 Memorial Bench created by Plumpton College Students. Villagers enjoyed this Community Event and to keep the momentum going, calls were made to make this a regular event. A meeting was held on 10 February at the Plough to work out how to create a community group. In April Plumpton Village Society was formed with plans to hold a traditional Village Summer Fair. Whilst this could not happen due to the Covid 19 pandemic, safe Community events were held in 2020.
25 July 2020
Village Pop Up Market
After weeks of glorious sunshine, it, of course, rained on Saturday 25th July, the day of the village market!! But the rain didn’t deter the 25 stall holders, nor the 29 volunteers and 225 of the good people of Plumpton & East Chiltington who turned out in force.