Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Visit a World War 1 "Home for Heroes"

At the end of the First World War "Homes for Heroes" were built for soldiers returning from the war, each having a smallholding. The only surviving bungalow - with orchard still functional is Dunsley Bungalow, with Jeacock's Orchard. As part of the Tring Apple Fayre the orchard is open on 9th October, and there will be a display at Tring Library between 10th and 24th October.

The details given below the fold come from the Tring's Own Apple Fayre programme.

Sun 9th Oct. 10 am – 4 pm Apple Days are here again! Jeacock’s Orchard, Cow Lane, Tring. All the fun of the fayre – apples for sale from Cam Valley Orchards, Royston, apple pressing and juice, country crafts, displays, wildlife, apple ID, Farmers Market stalls, music, beekeeping and honey products,   medieval mayhem and locally prepared refreshments…see the local conservation team in action and Tring’s last peasant. A WWI smallholding listed by English Heritage and Wildlife Site – see your heritage come alive! This is very much a local event with limited facilities.
Free entry – donations welcome. Details  or 01442 823188

Mon 10th Oct – Mon 24th Oct  A Home for Heroes  Tring Library
The history of Dunsley Bungalow and Jeacock’s Orchard, Tring. 

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