A chronicler of Herefordshire life, Derek Evans was also a dyed-in-the-wool Liberal, and stood side-by-side with Liberal parliamentary candidates for nearly half a century. His knowledge of the county and his impressive range of contacts, must have been a useful tool in any electoral battle.
At first light, early on Oak Apple Day, a small number of die-hard villagers trek up the steeply wooded hill above their village on the River Wye in Herefordshire. They are in search of an oak bough. But not just any old bough. They will have been on a recce in the days leading up, identifying THE one, which are grown especially for the walk.
‘That special moment is when it all lights up and comes to life and you see the children enjoying the rides and the mums and dads having a wonderful time watching them. And that’s what it’s all about, a magical moment. ‘
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