Clapham Lane Stalls
On 18 September 1943 fruit and vegetables from Clapham House garden were sold at low prices to buy ‘comforts’ and parcels for the 25 servicemen and four POWs from the village. Over £20 was raised, equivalent to over £900 today. The tradition has been upheld every September to the present with the addition of stalls selling home-made produce, refreshments and bric-a-brac. Proceeds raised are split equally between the Village Hall and the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Litlington.
Weekly Produce Stalls
The Litlington Produce Stall is held every Saturday morning from May to September to raise money for the community. Villagers support the stall either by helping out on the stall or by donating fresh or homemade produce. These include fresh fruit and vegetables from people’s gardens, baking products, preserves and ‘Litlington Apple Juice’. Many of the village’s younger generation keenly help sell the produce.
In September each year locals donate cooking and eating apples which are collected at the Village Hall and taken to a farm in Kent to be pressed. In 2019, we produced 180 bottles of pasteurized ‘Litlington Apple Juice’ which was sold at the Weekly Produce Stalls. This generated over £600 of funds for the Village Hall and the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Litlington. We continued to harvest and produce apple juice during Covid-19, selling bottles directly in 2020 and 2021, and still raised over £600 a year.