Your chance to discover the history of Worcestershire's famous orchards

apppcik Published Friday, 8th September 2017

People interested in the history of Worcestershire's distinctive orchards are invited to two library displays.

Orchards are an important part of the Worcestershire landscape, and played a crucial role in the county's heritage.

As part of the Three Counties Traditional Orchard Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, volunteers in the Teme Valley and vale of Evesham have been researching their local orchards with the help of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service. Some of this information forms the basis of displays in the local libraries, using maps, photos and documents from the archives, and people's memories.

Now, people are invited to view the displays, which are all about orchards, in Evesham and Tenbury Libraries. The displays will be on show throughout September, and are completely free.

Paul Hudson, Outreach manager, said: "In the 19th century Worcestershire was considered the second most important fruit county in the country. Orchards have been an important part of the local heritage and landscape, but often overlooked. This project has encouraged people to look at local orchards and the stories associated with them."

For more information email explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 7663352

Find out more about the project at tctop.org.uk