Although the Damson Dene Hotel has been the main sponsor of Damson Day for several years now we can take no credit for the fact that it has blossomed into one of the best events in the spring calendar. “Blossomed” is the appropriate word today, because the damson orchards in the Lyth Valley are all in full bloom. There can’t be a prettier sight in the whole of England.
I think we can be pretty confident of a bumper damson harvest this year. Although the warm days which have brought out the blossom have been followed by clear nights there hasn’t been any frost or other adverse weather which might have prevented the fruit from setting.
There was a happy festive atmosphere today and it looks as though, once again, Damson Day has attracted record crowds, which will give the Association some of the funds which they need for the good work they do in encouraging damson growing.
This video gives a taste of what a fun day it was.