The 21st October was Apple day and Southwell folk in Nottinghamshire celebrated it’s Bramley over the weekend with food events and dancing. Hats off to them and all the lovely apple pies and crumbles I’ve eaten down the years.

It’s a cute little story which I choose to believe 🙂

“One of the pips planted by the Miss Brailsfords became a tree and bore fruit. Local nurseryman, Mr Henry Merryweather, was so excited about its fruit that he asked, the owner of the cottage Mr Bramley, if he could take a cutting to propogate. This was allowed on the understanding that he would name the fruit after the onwer of the original tree.”

Original Bramley Apple Tree in Southwell Notts.


The tree still survives in the town.

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