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Hartford & Weaverham News

Hartford & Weaverham News

The March edition of the Weaverham News has just dropped through my letterbox, so it is time to update you with the spring contribution from the Memorial Orchard. The same contribution was also published in the Hartford News, but with different directions to the Orchard – so I have combined them here. Most people seem […]

Chairman’s Report for the Year 2015-2016

In 2014 the Woodland Trust offered us almost an acre of land in Thorn Wood on which to plant our orchard. After the lawyers had worked on the details we eventually signed the lease in November 2015 and we are very grateful for the support given by Neil Oxley of the Woodland Trust who has […]

Memorial Orchard Dedication

Memorial Orchard Dedication

One hundred years ago this week ( on the 9th of September 1916 ) Lieutenant Stuart Long died. He was the son of the vicar of Weaverham. He was killed in the Battle of the Somme at the notorious Delville Wood. — Memorial Orchard Dedication Service:  To mark this centenary, and the completion of phase two of […]

Weaverham News Articles

The following articles appeared in the May and August editions of the Weaverham News. May 2016 If you have visited Thorn Wood recently you will be aware that there are now 43 saplings growing in our new orchard. Our volunteers are keeping the orchard clean and tidy, but picking up other people’s rubbish is an […]

Lots of progress - Memorial Orchard in the news.

Lots of progress – Memorial Orchard in the news.

 No news is good news! It has been a while since our last update – but there is a reason for that! It was proving difficult to find a site for the Memorial Orchard within Weaverham village itself when the Woodland Trust came to our rescue and offered us a plot of land within Thorn […]