This page is our bookshop, where you can order some of our publications. These are mostly part of our Gloucestershire Pomona series, which sets out to document the fruit varieties of our area and the activities associated with those orchards.

The shop is not fully set-up yet, as we will be re-designing the page with full descriptions of all the books and provide links to our own Paypal payment system.

But you don’t need to wait until we’ve finished the layout to make an order!  Clicking any of the Buy Now buttons will take you to the National Perry Pear Centre online checkout.

 

Pears of Gloucestershire and Perry Pears of the Three Counties

by Charles Martell (2013)
Volume 1 of the Gloucestershire Pomona series
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-0-9

Description and colour photographs of the varieties in the National collection (209pp + index)

This book is a by-product of the hunt to track down and propagate the many varieties of ‘lost’ perry pears which are now to be found growing in the National Perry Pear Collections at Hartpury and Malvern.

After many years of painstaking research, Charles has published the most up-to-date and complete reference book on the perry pears of the Three Counties, the main perry growing district of Britain.

It includes pictures, drawings and full botanical descriptions of all the varieties which are still known to exist. It also includes information on many that are thought to be lost or extinct, together with alternative names and history of each variety.

Part of the Gloucestershire Pomona Series, published by the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Hardback £33.50
Softback £23.50

 

 

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Native Apples of Gloucestershire

by Charles Martell (2014)
Volume 3 of the Gloucestershire Pomona series
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-1-6
Hardback £43.50
Softback £23.50

Description and colour photographs of the varieties in the Gloucestershire collection (242pp + index)

Part of the Gloucestershire Pomona Series, published by the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

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Memories of Life as an Itinerant

by Martin Hayes (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-2-3

Drawing on his personal experiences as an itinerant, Martin describes life on the road and work in the field, providing a highly colourful description of a rapidly changing countryside (54pp).

“This book is about a part of our rural social history which is rarely documented. Awareness of those known as “itinerants” – often labelled casual workers – in agriculture and horticulture has been present for a great many years. Much of our seasonal food and produce has depended on their role in tending and harvesting a wealth of different crops – from potatoes to hops and cherries to apples. They are, in many ways, one of the unsung heroes of reaping our rich and varied rural largess. Martin Hayes is one of those heroes who has, in today’s parlance, “been there, done that”. He has put together this valuable, highly personal, record of his extended time as an itinerant, criss-crossing the length and breadth of the country. He brings his experiences in this often hidden world of the countryside in recounting the characters, cultures and comedies of this fascinating aspect of rural life. Such first hand and sharply drawn accounts are rare and it provides highly colourful pictures in words of a rapidly changing countryside which must find a place in our national rural archive. Martin is now renowned across the Three Counties as a true expert in the practical management of our remaining traditional orchards, equally at home with apples and pears of all types, not to mention many other kinds of fruit trees. He devotes a great deal of his time and expertise in supporting the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust in both a practical and consultative capacity.”

Keith Turner, Chairman of the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust.

Part of the Gloucestershire Pomona Series, published by the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Softback £10.00

 

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Orchards – Those Other Industries

by Jim Chapman (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-9927394-3-0

Jim briefly considers how the availability of transport and a market, the mill and press and the development of the glass bottle have supported orchards and affected the choice of fruit grown (pp35).

Part of the Gloucestershire Pomona Series, published by the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust and Hartpury Heritage Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Softback £8.00

 

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Hartpury Orchard Trail leaflet Perry Pear leaflet

£2.00

 

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Traditional Orchards in Gloucestershire

A 16-page pamphlet on many aspects of traditional orchards, including the wildlife that can be found within.

A delightful publication by Helen Brent-Smith and Dave Kaspar of Days Cottage http://www.dayscottage.co.uk Orchard and Rural Skills Centre near Gloucester.

Price £1 plus £1 post & packing from info@gloucestershireorchardtrust.org.uk Published by the Gloucestershire Orchard Trust with Heritage Lottery Funding.