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Aldborough Hatch Defence Association and St Peter’s church harvest fruit from trees that are more than 100 years old

PUBLISHED: 14:01 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:39 03 September 2018

From left to right: Lee Hawkes, Revd Kate Lovesey, Sonja Jeckel, Suzanne Batey, Lorna Batey, Robert Batey, Chris Ellis and Jenny Chalmers. Photo: Ron Jeffries

From left to right: Lee Hawkes, Revd Kate Lovesey, Sonja Jeckel, Suzanne Batey, Lorna Batey, Robert Batey, Chris Ellis and Jenny Chalmers. Photo: Ron Jeffries

Ron Jeffries

Members have been working in the orchard at the Miller and Carter restaurant - locally known as the Dick Tupin - for the last two years and now the fruit picked will be put to one side and turned into jams and preserves.

Chris Ellis uses a fruit picker to reach Bramley apples high up in the orchard. Photo: Ron JeffriesChris Ellis uses a fruit picker to reach Bramley apples high up in the orchard. Photo: Ron Jeffries

Members of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association and St Peter’s Church collected their second harvest from fruit trees that are more than 100 years old at the weekend.

For the past two years members of the defence association and the church have been working in the orchard at the Miller and Carter restaurant in Aldborough Lane - known locally as the Dick Turpin - with support from the Orchard Project - restoring and pruning the 100-year-old fruit trees and planting new ones.

Last Saturday (September 1) the second harvest was collected - with Bramley apples being the pick of the bunch.

These will be used by members of St. Peter’s who make jams and preserves to sell at the Christmas Market in November.

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