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  • Tickets on sale for quiz night

    Tickets are now on sale for our Grand Quiz Night to be held in Dunsden Village Hall on Saturday 11 October. They cost just £7, which includes a ploughman's supper and apple pudding. Questions will be test your general knowledge rather than being all about apples. Why not ask friends to join you and make up a team? Full details and tickets from Beth Timms on 0118 946 1987.

    A recent working party was a great success and the orchard is now looking very spruce after its tidy up. Future working parties will include autumn tree planting and boundary clearance.

    Almost 20 people have now sponsored trees and it is hoped to order and attach special commerative tree labels soon. It's not too late if you want to become a member of the orchard or sponsor a tree - just look at the up-to-date plan on this site, and print off and post the application form.

    Don't forget we will also be at the Henley Show Ploughing Match and Country Fayre on Sunday 5 October. The event, which is held at Bishopsland RG4 9NR on the Sonning Common road beyond Dunsden, begins at 9.15am with the blessing of the plough. There will be lots to do for all the family, including ploughing demonstrations by shire horses. There will also be ferret racing, a poultry auction, trailer rides, outside trade stands and craft stands in the marquee. Bar and refreshments available all day. For more see the show website.


  • Your help needed at the orchard this weekend

    We hope you will be able to join us at a short working party of an hour or so from 2.30pm at the orchard on Sunday 14 September this weekend. There have been rumours of cider rations for the (older) workers.

    Tasks include weeding around the trees (a light task which children should be able to enjoy - we need to do this so that the trees continue to grow properly) and also some scrub and bramble clearance around the edge of the site (this is for grown-ups, and we have the promise of some machinery to help).

    A good chance to check up on how the orchard has been progressing! Don't forget we will also be at the Henley Show Ploughing Match on Sunday 5 October.