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Thu, 08 Dec


Shaftesbury Town Hall

Planet Shaftesbury pre-Christmas celebration

'The Lost Orchards of Dorset', illustrated talk with cider apple expert, Liz Copas. December's monthly meeting, a week earlier than usual and shared with Shaftesbury Tree Group. Open to all. Free admission.

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Planet Shaftesbury pre-Christmas celebration
Planet Shaftesbury pre-Christmas celebration

Time & Location

08 Dec 2022, 19:30 – 21:30

Shaftesbury Town Hall, 21 High St, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, UK

About the Event

This is Planet Shaftesbury's monthly meeting for December with the usual opportunities to exchange news from across the network - but earlier in the month than usual. 

Organised by Shaftesbury Tree Group, this meeting comprises a post-Apple Day, pre-Christmas gathering to celebrate this fine tree fruit, the ‘woods’ that it has helped us create and the cider…...

Cider apple expert Liz Copas will give an illustrated talk on exploring Dorset to discover forgotten orchards, customs and old apple varieties with cider maker, Nick Poole. Have you got Golden Ball, Kings Favourite, Yaffle, Dewbit, Golly Knapp, Tom Legg, Best Bearer and Symes Seedlings….. in your garden? 

Lost Orchards (of Dorset) by Liz Copas & Nick Poole. Little Toller Books. 2022 autumn

There'll be relaxed informal time together as this busy year draws to a close.

We will continue to be cautious about Covid, staying away if we have any symptoms or have tested positive, respecting one another's space, keeping the room ventilated, and with mask-wearing optional. Meeting will start at 7.30. The hall will be open from 7pm - come early to help set up!

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