Bernard Hall, Cuddington
Waddesdon Community Centre HP18 0LX
By Haddenham Webteam - 13th August 2017 2:00pm
A dozen enthusiastic volunteers donned their gardening gloves and, armed with pitch forks and rakes, set to work clearing the long grass in the Townsend Community Orchard on Sunday 13th August.
Despite the infamous British weather offering one of the wettest starts to the month of August in living memory, Sunday provided glorious sunshine — perfect for making hay!
Their labours were assisted to a very significant degree by the loan of a Honda-powered two-wheeled tractor with a cutter bar attachment that looked for all the world like a mechanical plant-chomping dinosaur, and made short work of every blade of grass and undergrowth in its path.
Setting to work with this wonderful tool saved many hours of back-breaking work that would otherwise have been tackled with sickles, scythes and strimmers.
Dave Watkins had kindly procured the powered tool, courtesy of the good folks at the Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve, in Thame — to whom grateful thanks were extended.
This meant that the majority of work revolved around raking and lifting the cut grass — still plenty of effort on a warm summer's day — but the results spoke for themselves: one nicely trimmed community orchard!
Our grateful thanks for the loyal band of workers.
More photos available in our Galleries section.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
The Haddenham Fish Scheme celebrated its 50th Anniversary for all its current and previous volunteers with a tea Party held in the hall at Haddenham Community Infant School on Sunday 28th May.Leaders Jeanne Watt and Alison Green gave the large group of guests a potted history of the Scheme and some of the notable benefits that it has provided to the Haddenham community since its inception in...
Help is needed for our traditional village fete, which takes place on the afternoon of Saturday 10th June! So there are just over two weeks to go and we are looking forward to welcoming you the fete at Church End, Flint Street and on Manor Farm.One of the main aims of the Fete is to raise money for local good causes and organisations. Community events like this rely heavily on adult...
Tawny Owl retires from 3rd Haddenham Brownies and GuidingTawny OwlAnne MacKeller has retired from 3rd Haddenham Brownies and Guiding after 40 years.On Tuesday 23rd May the brownies, parents and leaders said a big thank you to Anne and presented her with a Girl Guiding Good service Award, a guiding vase and a bunch of flowers in recognition of her support and time given to Aylesbury Vale...