NEWBURY Apple Day 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers announced the event can't take place due to social distancing requirements but will return in 2021.

They added there are a couple of activities that are possible this year.

READ ALSO: University of Reading improves position in the Guardian University Guide 2021.

Surplus apples will be picked and collected, and an apple identification service will be offered on-line.

Surplus apples from gardens in and around Newbury can be donated to help support Community Orchards in the town.

Fruit can be collected, or volunteers will come to pick.

‘My Apple Juice’ will be pressing and pasteurising, and the juice sold to raise funds.

Alternatively you can take your fruit to ‘My Apple Juice’ directly.

One of the activities that has proved popular at regular Apple Days is the apple identification service.

This year the service will be run on-line.

READ ALSO: IN MEMORIAM: Death notices in the Reading Chronicle last week.

If you would like to find out if the tree in your garden is a Lord Lambourne or a Welford Park Nonsuch, or some other variety, organisers need as much information about your tree and apples as possible, along with photos.

If you have apples to spare or would like to find out more about the apple identification service please go the Newbury Apple Day Facebook pages or contact

Newbury Apple Day will be back on October 2, 2021.