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Aldborough Hatch residents get pickled

PUBLISHED: 12:13 24 October 2016

On Sunday afternoon, members of the church in in Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, spent two hours peeling four large sacks of onions. Credit: Ron Jeffries

On Sunday afternoon, members of the church in in Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, spent two hours peeling four large sacks of onions. Credit: Ron Jeffries

Ron Jeffries

Members of St Peter’s Church shed tears this weekend as they undertook preparations for the annual Christmas market this November.

On Sunday afternoon, members of the church in in Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch, spent two hours peeling four large sacks of onions.

They will now be pickled ahead of being sold at the preserves stall at the Christmas Market on November 19.

Rev Kate Lovesey, priest-in-charge, tears were shed liberally as the onion aroma took hold.

She said: “The preserves stall at the Christmas Market is always popular as folk stock up with their pickled onions and chutneys for Christmas, and marmalade for the winter months.

“Preparing the pickled onions is often tearful, but the tears are ones of laughter!”

The husks of the onions were taken to the home of a local resident whose 50-year-old tortoise beds down on them for his winter hibernation in the compost heap.


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