Medieval fruit machine is fruitfully good fun

Mediaval Fruit Machine at Cow Roast Lock
Mediaval Fruit Machine at Cow Roast Lock

Boaters at Cow Roast Lock celebrated St George’s Day with a feast of fish and chips supplied by Jamie’s of Tring, an auction of boaty items, a raffle and a ‘Medieval Fruit Machine’.

The 30 boaters and friends, all sporting red roses supplied by Akash Restaurant, in Berkhamsted, raised £500 for the Hospice of St Francis.

The Medieval Fruit Machine involves Joseph, right who holds a handle and a bell, and three others who each produce a piece of fruit from a bag concealed beneath their tabards.

Two fruits the same wins the customer their money back. Three the same wins £5.