Apple day at Drove Orchards at Thornham

Andrew Jamieson with one of the first trees his father planted at Drove Orchards Picture: Drove Orc

Andrew Jamieson with one of the first trees his father planted at Drove Orchards Picture: Drove Orchards - Credit: Archant

A fruit farm is staging its 66th apple day on Sunday.

Maj David Jamieson planted the first trees at Drove Orchards at Thornham, near Hunstanton, in the early 1950s.

He returned to his family home pledging to work with nature, after taking part in the Normandy landings and earning a Victoria Cross.

The farm, beside the A149, will be welcoming visitors on Sunday, October 14 (10am - 4pm).

'Every Autumn we like to celebrate this beautiful fruit,' said site manager Kerry Dark.


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'Here at Drove we grow 160 varieties of apples around 120 of which are from our East Anglian heritage orchards some these will be on display on our Apple day.

'We will have many local food, craft, plants and the RNLI stalls. There will also be a BBQ, apple and juice tasting and not forgetting the chance to wander around our beautiful orchards to pick your own apples.'

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Admission and parking at the event are free.

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