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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 […]

Volunteering Fair at Brio Leisure Centre

Volunteering Fair at Brio Leisure Centre

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 […]

Ragwort Cleared

Ragwort Cleared

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 […]

 Orchard incorporated at Companies House.

Orchard incorporated at Companies House.

Weaverham Community Memorial is now incorporated at Companies House as a Company Limited by Guarantee. Our company number is 9657902. This establishes a legal entity that allows us to sign a lease, and takes us one step closer to actually planting some trees. A Company Limited by Guarantee does not have shareholders; this type of […]

Ragwort Pick

Ragwort Pick

Preparing the Site Now that negotiations with the Woodland Trust are at their final stages, a few volunteers have been busy today pulling up ragwort from the area allocated for the Community Orchard in Thorn Wood. We are trying to re-establish the wild flower orchard at Thorn Wood before planting apple trees during the dormant […]