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April 2017 Events in South London


2nd The Boat Race
First raced in 1829 and 1927 respectively, The BNY Mellon Boat Races are amongst the oldest sporting events in the world. Watched by thousands along the banks of the Tideway, between Putney and Mortlake in London, and by millions more on TV around the world, The BNY Mellon Boat Races are a unique sporting event.  The BNY Mellon Boat Race and The Newton Women’s Boat Race will take place on Saturday 11th April 2015 at 5.50pm and 4.50pm respectively 

Easter
14th Good Friday Bank Holiday
15th-16th Horniman Easter Fair 
Discover unique gifts in the arts and crafts markets, go on an Easter egg trail, hop your way around the gardens with the Horniman bunny, Farmer's Market (Saturday only) and enjoy live music from Elvers on Sunday
17th Easter Monday Bank Holiday

23rd St George’s Day
St George was born in what is now Turkey, in about the year 280 AD. He was a Roman soldier who became a Christian martyr when he defended Christians against persecution, In 1415 AD St. George became the Patron Saint of England when English Soldiers under Henry V won the battle of Agincourt.

23rd London Marathon
The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981. Since this time the event has continued to grow in size, stature and popularity with more than 35,000 runners each year.. The course starts in the beautiful Greenwich Park and takes you past London’s famous sights including Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, Tower of London, Nelson’s Column, Millennium Wheel before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace 

 


In Season

Asparagus
British Asparagus is a naturally grown crop, growing in the notoriously fickle British climate, the time at which it makes its first appearance each year is always a subject for much speculation. Asparagus growers generally say that the season lasts from 23rd April (St George;s Day) to 21st June – but don’t hold them to it! 
Producer Crockford Bridge farmshop.

           

Watercress
Watercress is harvested from April to October. The vital ingredient for growing it is pure, mineral-rich spring water, from which this peppery little super-food derives its power house of nutrients. Brimming with more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals, its health giving properties have been known since ancient times. Gram for gram, watercress contains more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas 
Producer: E Tyler & Sons  The Water Cress Beds, Moor Lane, Sarratt, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 6BZ, 01923 265842 Farm visits only - producers since 1886.

Crab
The brown crab has an oval shaped body with a distinctive ‘piecrust' edge. It is reddish-brown in color with black tipped pincers. Crabs are generally in season from April until November Choose crabs that feel heavy and don't have liquid sloshing around inside them. If you like white meat buy a cock or male crab. Brown crabs are a good source of protein whilst still having a low-fat content and very few calories (about 84 per 100g/4oz). Crab meat also contains fatty acids, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium and selenium is a good source of vitamin B12. Fresh crabs should be eaten immediately. Alternatively, freeze cooked crabs and use within three months. Boiled and served with mayonnaise or in a Mediterranean-style stew laden with garlic and tomatoes. 
Supplier:
Moxons (several London branches)

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