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Ernie Nelson at the Wireless

VE DAY

In June last year we wrote about the role 95 year old Ernie Nelson of Hartford played in the D-Day landings. http://orchard.weaverham.org.uk/d-day-veteran-ernie-nelson/ In this weeks VE Day Commemorative issue of the Northwich Guardian we learn more of his story. Ernie, who was a wireless telegraphist on HMS Scourge, was returning from an Arctic convoy when […]

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. […]

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 […]