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March 2019

Invitation To Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups

Saturday, March 16th, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU GL54 5DU United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

An invitation to Gloucestershire Community & School Orchards Groups from Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a networking event At Toddington Village Hall, GL54 5DU, north of Cheltenham on B4077 Lunch provided, donations welcome. Community and school orchard folk are invited to show us all what you do, swap ideas and get free membership of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust for a year. Each group will have a table to show what you do, show photos, offer samples and tasters. Bring juice, chutney, cake…

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Whitminster Orchard Day

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whitminster Community Orchard Gloucestershire United Kingdom + Google Map

Over 75% of Gloucestershire’s orchards have been lost in the past 50 years as farming practices have changed and land has been cleared for development. Just as traditional orchards were often the centre of village life and a cornerstone of the rural economy, community orchards are lovely places for people to come together to plant and cultivate local and wonderful varieties of fruit trees and to use as the centre point for community activities, including, open-air plays, picnics, story-telling events…

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October 2019

Fishponds Community Orchard Apple Day, Bristol

Sunday, October 6th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Fishponds Community Orchard, Thingwall Park Allotments, Fishponds, Bristol. Free admission. Apple pressing and juice. Apple tasting and print making. Cider, refreshments, fruit trees, orchard and and local produce for sale. Entrance via allotment gates opposite the ends of Hawkesbury Road or Knowsley Road and then follow signs. Public transport: 20 minute walk from Stapleton Road Station. 5 minutes by bike from the Alcove Road exit of the Bristol/Bath Railway Path. Frequent buses from Bristol City Centre along Fishponds Road.

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Quenington Apple Day

Saturday, October 19th, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

At Quenington Village Hall, GL7 5BS Apple pressing for juice/ cider (Please bring your own juice containers.  You may need to wait for a turn.  Please note only large quantities can be pressed so if you just have a few they will be mixed with others apples) Free apple games and activities for children Seed swap Children’s Poetree Competition Cirencester & District Beekeepers Tea, cakes and apple juice served See web site for more details and entry forms: www.queningtonvillagehall.org.uk

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January 2020

St Briavels Community Orchard Wassail

Sunday, 5th, January @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

All are welcome to St Briavels Community Orchard Wassail - the orchard is on the village playing field and we start at 3pm!.

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Stroud Wassail

Saturday, 11th, January

Stroud Wassail Festival is a community event - all are welcome. There are many ways you can participate: Street performances Morris dancing Singing Wassailing Mummers plays Beasts of disguise Costume Workshops Programme details are at http://stroudwassail.com/programme/ For general information visit http://stroudwassail.com/

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Berry Hill Community Orchard Wassail

Friday, 17th, January @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Berry Hill Community Orchard Wassail, at Berry Hill, Coleford, GL16 7BZ 4pm at the orchard. Free community event. We will be joined by "Wild Oats" Morris dancers at The Globe Inn for dancing, also cheese and bread. Please bring along any percussion instruments and battery torches. Spiced cider donated by Westons Cider.

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Horfield Organic Community Orchard Wassail

Saturday, 18th, January @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map

All are welcome to Wassail. Toast the orchard for a fruitful harvest. Bring ribbons, clouties & shining things to dress the trees. Make merry with Pigsty Morris. Bristol Folk Singers raise their voices. Homemade cakes and mulled Orchard juice for sale. Apple trees for sale. To find the Orchard (nearest postcode BS7 8JP) walk down the lane beside 22 Kings Drive (between Bishop Road and Kellaway Avenue), turn left and it’s the first gate on the right. OR take the…

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Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve Wassail

Monday, 27th, January @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wassail at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, Chletenham http://pilleybridge.org.uk/ Woodcraft Folk leaders. There should be hot drinks, lanterns and lots of noise!

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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre

Friday, 31st, January @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Wassail at Hartpury Orchard Centre A Traditional Winter Festival Assemble from 6.30pm for 7pm start. Finish approx. 8.30pm. Special gathering of pipe, tabor, hurdy-gurdy and other players (as part of The Taborers Society weekend). Special thanks to Rob and Gillian Guest for this music. Hot Food Bar: cider and perry Wrap up warm, bring a torch, and come and enjoy an evening with the traditional customs of toasting the orchards, Wassailing the trees, pouring cider on their roots, with food…

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