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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
Weaverham Memorial Community Orchard will be participating in the Volunteering Fair which has been organised by Saltscape and Groundwork Come and meet a variety of organisations running projects in the mid-Cheshire area at the free volunteering fair on Thursday 8th October 2015. This will be a great informal opportunity to find out how you can […]
Hello everyone! It looks as though we’ve cleared all the ragwort from what will be our orchard, but, no doubt, as smaller plants grow, we will soon be seeing a few ragwort flowers. These plants will have to be pulled up at a later stage. At the moment we will not be having any more […]