IN BRIEF - When a bumper apple crop at Winkstead Hall seems like it could present a problem,a lot of hard work and co-operation turn it into a positive for everyone
We meet Mickey Murphy outside his bakery,as he loads up his van ready to set off on his rounds.And we ride with him to Winkstead Hall where he gives Brackett his Lordship's "2 white loaves and a cherry cake".
Just as he's about to leave though,Lord B turns up to ask if he can find a home for any of this year's imminent bumper apple crop.Because he knows there'll still be plenty left over even after he's stored as many as he can and Mr.Clamp's taken some.But Mickey can only take a few for some apple tarts,but promises to ask around as he continues his round.
So,off he drives and we cut to his arrival at Colley's Mill,where Windy gets his walnut cake and suggests he can solve the apple problem by turning them into juice using his cider press."Just the thing for those 6 o'clock dances",provided he can have some help and get some sugar.So,when he gets home,Mickey phones Winkstead Hall and Lord B decides the first thing they'll need is some men with ladders to do the picking.
Brackett knows just who to phone and we see Captain Flack take the call and Trumpton Fire Brigade set off for the orchard.Where they make short work of the harvesting using the hoist and ladders.
Lord B had also arrived in Bessie,and with the railway line once more conveniently placed,Farmer Bell forklifts the boxes onboard.And with the firemen in tow it's off to Windy's barn where he keeps his press.
Mr.Cresswell is also there,along with 4 helpers from the Biscuit Factory,and the sugar requested.And after a concerted bit of pressing and barrelling,the job's done.Lord B offers thanks all round and invites them all back for a 6 o'clock dance awash with apple juice !