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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VE DAY

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of Victory In Europe day in 1945. Following Adolf Hilter’s suicide on 30th April 1945 his successor, Reichspresident Karl Donitz, head of the Fiensburg Government signed the act of military surrender at 02.41 on 7th May in Reims.  A slightly modified document was signed on 8th May in Berlin. Thus […]

Chairman’s Report & Accounts 2019-2020

The Memorial Orchard  A Community Orchard in Thorn Wood B5153 Northwich Road orchard.weaverham.org.uk 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 […]

Tom The Appleman

Chairman’s Report & Accounts 2019-2020

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 some scions onto rootstock for us. He also grafted some Wareham Russet scions […]

Ernie Nelson at the Wireless

VE DAY

In June last year we wrote about the role 95 year old Ernie Nelson of Hartford played in the D-Day landings. http://orchard.weaverham.org.uk/d-day-veteran-ernie-nelson/ 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 […]

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 […]