Plum site for Jubilee orchard

Pictured front:Gosha Mayer,seven back L-R: Megan Hawtin, Josie Munoz, Abi Gough, all eight
Pictured front:Gosha Mayer,seven back L-R: Megan Hawtin, Josie Munoz, Abi Gough, all eight

PLANTING has got under way at Banbury’s Browning Park for a special fruit orchard to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Banbury Town Council, which manages the park, provided a selection of plum, pear and apple trees to be planted last Wednesday.

Members of Queensway School also donated saplings which included cherry, plum, crab apple and hazelnuts and students gave up their time to help with the planting.

Teacher Hilary Muford accompanied a group of Year Three pupils to the planting and said: “It has been a good experience for the children to come here, plant some trees and be present at the start of the Jubilee orchard.”

Members of the public also donated apple and plum trees to create personal memories of the event.

Banbury town councillor Tina Wren said: “I’m pleased the children have taken part. They will be able to come here for many years in the future to see the results of their work.”