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Chairmans Report and Accounts 2020-2021

Last year, due to lockdown we held our AGM using Zoom but attendance was very poor. We therefore decided that, like many other local organisations, we would not hold an AGM this year but will do so next year when, hopefully, we will be able to meet inside when the new Sea Scout hall will […]

Chairman’s Report & Accounts 2019-2020

The Memorial Orchard  A Community Orchard in Thorn Wood B5153 Northwich Road CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 2019-2020 So far 2020 has been a strange year. Until the lockdown we were able to continue the work we started in 2019: re-staking trees and planting a few new ones. We are grateful to Tom the Appleman who grafted […]

Orchard Update, April 2020

Well. COVID-19 may be rocking our world, but nature carries on regardless. During one of our recent daily walks, we’ve been checking on progress and the trees are just beginning to burst into blossom. Some of our Wareham Russetts are now 4 years old, and doing very well: And the two Hazel Pears that were […]

Orchard Update: February 2020

In February we planted 6 more Wareham Russets, to replace trees that had been lost, and 2 Hazel Pears. We are hopeful that this has now completed the planting phase, and we now need to focus on looking after our young trees to ensure that they become fully established We are very grateful to Tom […]

Co-op Local Causes ( Corrected Website address )

Correction The address for our page on the Co-op Local cause website in yesterday’s November Newsletter was incorrect. The correct address is Click on the link, or copy it in to your web browser’s address bar. Please accept my apologies if you struggled to use the wrong address! If you are a member of […]

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Visitors to the Memorial Orchard will know that we have been trying to regenerate the wild flower meadow. This means only cutting the ‘vegetation’ once a year in order to allow wild flowers to grow and the seeds to scatter and germinate. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the start of The Second World […]

Help wanted!

Help wanted!

Mike Hornby is hard at work…. As we are coming into summer, those of you who have visited the Orchard recently will have noticed that it is becoming very overgrown. A small team of us have been trying to deal with this on Tuesday mornings, but the weather has interfered and we are falling behind. […]

Armistice Centenary Service of Remembrance at the Memorial Orchard

( If you are reading the newsletter version of this please visit the website to see the photo and map – ) World War One effectively ended on Armistice day at 11.00 a.m. on the 11th November one hundred years ago but the end of fighting in the “War to end all wars” did not […]

Planting plans 2016 and 2018

Chairman’s Report 2017-2018

( Newsletter readers: To see this report with more illustrations please view it in your browser : )     Since our last AGM scions have been taken from the Wareham Russet apple tree in Tower Lane and from other Cheshire heritage apple trees growing in the Trafford Drive Allotments Community Orchard. Harry Delaney and […]

AGM 2018

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 Tuesday 16th October at The Scout Hall, Church Street, Weaverham – details as per the attached agenda.  I am also attaching the minutes of last year’s AGM. Our chair Tina Johnson […]