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  • Help plant the first tree!

    a099fdccc38e92f1dc201c89a33b90f4.jpgHelp get the orchard scheme into the ground on Sunday November 25 at 11.30am.

    The first fruit tree will be planted on the village green to launch the Friends Of Dunsden Orchard. There will be a short meeting afterwards in the village hall when progress will be reviewed and future plans made. Warming refreshments (possibly mulled cider!) will also be available.

    Please pass the news on to anyone you know (not necessarily from the parish of Eye & Dunsden) who might be interested.

  • Apple day at MERL

    c8c057ac2b04f1f96075a75affdc6399.jpgThe wonderful new Museum of English Rural Life in Reading held a very successful apple day on Sunday 21 Octoober.

    Participants were able to admire illustrations of apples as well as to taste many fine traditional varieties, including the Blenheim Orange and Egremont Russet. Children took part in apple printing. There was also a talk by Dr Barrie Juniper on the origins of the European apple. Bears, horses and trade routes from China all had their part to play in a fascinating story, which is also documented in his book 'The story of the apple' which is thoroughly recommended.

  • Orchard update

    There was very limited response to the suggested meeting this summer so it was postponed.
    A meeting will now be held in the Spring after a leaflet drop.

    If you are interested in apples you might like to consider a visit to the best local orchard which will be celebrating apple day this Sunday.

    Apple Day 2007 at Crosslanes, Mapledurham

    • Orchard Open Day with many events will be held at Cross Lanes Fruit Fram, Mapledurham
    • From 10am to 5pm this Sunday 7 October
    • Guided walks at 11.0, 12.30, 2.0 and 3.30pm.
    • Apple tasting, juice making, apple cakes, jams and jellies.
    • Childrens' games, displays, stalls and many other attractions all day.