Co-op Local Causes ( Corrected Website address )

Correction The address for our page on the Co-op Local cause website in yesterday’s November Newsletter was incorrect. The correct address is Click on the link, or copy it in to your web browser’s address bar. Please accept my apologies if you struggled to use the wrong address! If you are a member of […]

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Visitors to the Memorial Orchard will know that we have been trying to regenerate the wild flower meadow. This means only cutting the ‘vegetation’ once a year in order to allow wild flowers to grow and the seeds to scatter and germinate. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of The Second World […]


80 years ago, on  the 1stSeptember 1939,  the Second World War in Europe began when France and the United Kingdom declared war on Germany following the invasion of Poland by Germany.  However it should be noted that, although neither had declared war on the other, Japan (aiming to dominate Asia and the Pacific) had already […]

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 […]