Celebrate the humble apple’s part in Newton’s gravity theory

Join Apple Day at Woolsthorpe Manor.
Join Apple Day at Woolsthorpe Manor.
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APPLES will be the theme of a special event coming up at Woolsthorpe Manor.

The family fun day has been organised to celebrate the fruit which inspired Grantham son Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity.

It is said that Newton’s theory was born when an apple fell from the 400-year-old tree in the orchard at the manor, Newton’s birthplace.

To celebrate, visitors to Woolsthorpe Manor over the weekend of October 15-16 will be able to try apple tasting, apple games, children’s crafts, tree dressing and beekeeping.

On the Saturday, Lincolnshire longwool spinster Val Truepenny will be working her wheel and on the Sunday, the Allington Morris Men will be dancing in the farmyard.

Kim Barnett, learning experience officer at Woolsthorpe Manor, said: “Apple Day at Woolsthorpe Manor is a great place to bring the family for a good afternoon out having fun with the humble apple.”

The manor is open to visitors between 11am and 5pm.

Information: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/woolsthorpe