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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 […]

Chairman's Report 2016-2017

Chairman’s Report 2016-2017

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 2016-2017 Our volunteers continue to work in the orchard tending the trees, putting in strong stakes, weeding, keeping the paths clear and picking up litter and dog poo. Early in March we took scions from the old Wareham Russet tree in Tower Lane as well as from other Cheshire heritage apple trees growing […]

Weaverham News November 2017

Weaverham News November 2017

The following will be published in Issue 68 of the Weaverham News THE MEMORIAL ORCHARD As we enter autumn our saplings are dropping their leaves. For the trees (if not for us) it has been a good summer without long dry spells, and they have grown well. So far, out of the 79 trees already […]

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 […]

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 […]