APPLES of all shapes and sizes were the order of the day as Wolvercote residents crunched their way through the village's annual apple day.

The harvest event, hosted by Wolvercote Community Orchard, saw villagers head to the orchard site opposite The Trout pub on Sunday to sample local apples varieties and take part in apple-themed activities.

There were games for children, apple juicing and live entertainment.

Austen Cook was attending his third apple day since moving to Wolvercote.

He went along with sons Leo, six, and Benjamin, three, in the autumnal sunshine.

The 38-year-old accountant said: "It was a great family day out.

"It gives the children a chance to run around and meet up with lots of friends from school.

"It's also great for them to know that fruit does not come from supermarkets and there is work involved in picking them.

"We've come home with more than five kilos of apples so that should keep us going a while."

Wolvercote Community Orchard sits on land saved by the Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) in 1934.

It boasts many rare and unusual apples, pears and quince varieties.

OPT charges an annual rent of a basket of apples, which was paid in full at the apple day.