Visitors to Ballingdon Fete in Sudbury in September had fun trying to match heritage apples from our community garden orchard to their name – why don’t you have a go?

They have wonderful stories behind them:

Clopton Red a seedling raised by Justin Brooke of Clopton Hall, Wickhambrook, in 1946

Lady Henniker from seedling found in cider must at Thornham Hall near Eye, in the 1840s; introduced by John Perkins, gardener in 1873;  best in December/ January when it has lost some acidity;  lovely flavour, cooks well

Lord Stradbroke/Fenn’s Wonder/Fenn’s Seedling raised, or found, around 1900 by Mr Fenn, Lord Stradbroke’s head gardener, at Henham Hall, near Wangford

Red Miller’s Seedling sport of Miller’s Seedling, from a garden in Sudbury in the first half of the 20th Century

[From The Apple Source Book, Common Ground]

  • The Fete raised £750 for ActivLives! Thanks to the organising committee!
  • Apples galore – we have plenty of wonderful apples, pears and other produce on offer at the People’s Community Garden, not to mention jars and jars of honey from our bees – they have worked hard to give us a bumper crop. Get in touch with Ian with your order, or come and visit us on Monday, Wednesday or Friday to pick, collect and enjoy!


  • As you can see – Ann did just that when she visited with Elderflower Carers’ Club!