Top Hallowe’en traditions

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  Have you ever wondered why we associate pumpkins with Hallowe’en? The legend originates in Ireland, but really gained in popularity in America and we inherited it back again. The original story features turnips, but Irish settlers in the USA used pumpkins instead as they’re much easier to carve!   Carved turnips or pumpkins with… Read more »

Autumn comes to the Arboretum

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  Immediately behind the pub, we’re lucky enough to have the Lovell Quinta Arboretum, a 28-acre site planted in the 1950s by Sir Bernard Lovell of Jodrell Bank fame. It contains around 2,500 trees and shrubs, some very rare, including national collections of pine and ash. If you’re interested in gardening, there is also a… Read more »

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