Help wanted!

Help wanted!

Mike Hornby is hard at work…. As we are coming into summer, those of you who have visited the Orchard recently will have noticed that it is becoming very overgrown. A small team of us have been trying to deal with this on Tuesday mornings, but the weather has interfered and we are falling behind. […]

HMS Scourge

D-Day Veteran Ernie Nelson

95 year old Ernie Nelson is a Second World War Royal Navy veteran who played an important role in the D-day Landings.  Ernie has lived in Hartford for the past 32 years although his home was in Rudheath during and after the war.   This year he has taken part in the 75th Anniversary commemorations. […]

Armistice Centenary Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Orchard

( If you are reading the newsletter version of this please visit the website to see the photo and map – ) World War One effectively ended on Armistice day at 11.00 a.m. on the 11th November one hundred years ago but the end of fighting in the “War to end all wars” did not […]

Planting plans 2016 and 2018

Chairman’s Report 2017-2018

( Newsletter readers: To see this report with more illustrations please view it in your browser : )     Since our last AGM scions have been taken from the Wareham Russet apple tree in Tower Lane and from other Cheshire heritage apple trees growing in the Trafford Drive Allotments Community Orchard. Harry Delaney and […]

AGM 2018

To comply with charity and company law we are required to hold an Annual General Meeting, which this year will take place at 7:30  on Tuesday 16th October at The Scout Hall, Church Street, Weaverham – details as per the attached agenda.  I am also attaching the minutes of last year’s AGM. Our chair Tina Johnson […]

Horticultural experts help to preserve rare Cheshire apple

Horticultural experts help to preserve rare Cheshire apple

Please read the important notice at the foot of this article Horticultural experts from Reaseheath College are helping to bring a rare Cheshire apple tree back from the brink of extinction by grafting saplings for a community orchard. Members of the Weaverham Community Memorial Orchard Group approached our horticultural department for help in preserving the […]

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

  Spring is here and our apple tree saplings will soon be in blossom.  Our team of volunteers started planting grafted saplings early in January this year bringing the total number planted to 150.  Later this year we intend to plant Cheshire Prune (damson) and Hazel Pear saplings.  Hazel Pears are associated with Acton Bridge […]