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The Memorial Orchard was established in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the start of The First World War and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings.   Now, 10 years later, we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and the apple trees that we planted are well established and beginning to mature. The part played […]

Group photo of volunteers cat thev Orchard

AGM 2022

Dear  Supporter, 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 Wednesday 9th November at The Scout Hall, Church Street, Weaverham – details as per the agenda below.  I am also attaching the minutes of the  last  AGM in […]

The Falklands War 1982

The Falklands War 1982

The Memorial Orchard was planted in memory of all who served in two world wars and in more recent conflicts – both those who died and those who survived.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.   The Falkland Islands were invaded and occupied by Argentinian forces on 2nd April 1982.  South Georgia was invaded on 3rd April […]

VJ Day – 75th Anniversary

VICTORY OVER JAPAN DAY Although war in Europe ended in May 1945, the war in the Far East continued for several months until shortly after the dropping of two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in the wake of which, on 15th August 1945 Imperial Japan surrendered.  This effectively ended the Second World War and Saturday, 15th August […]

Ernie Nelson at the Wireless


In June last year we wrote about the role 95 year old Ernie Nelson of Hartford played in the D-Day landings. 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 […]