Its Bramley Apple week!

Home » Newsroom » Its Bramley Apple week!

Upcoming events

Tarvin village
Tarvin Primary School 50 Years Anniversary Ball
Today 7:30pm
Pryors Hayes Golf Club
Tarvin Online
Charity Bridge Drive
24th September 2018 10:00am
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin Online
Tarvin Parish Council Meeting
24th September 2018 7:15pm
Tarvin Community Centre
Tarvin village
Tarvin Civic Trust
25th September 2018 8:00pm
Tarvin Community Centre

Latest news

Grow Your Own WW1 7940-01-Murray-School-War-garden1
Remembering the First World War - Tarvin Does its Bit
Jo Richards: Yesterday
Police Meeting logo10P5
Cheshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
Caroline Tozer, Communications Officer, Police and Crime Commissioner: Wednesday 19th Sep
Flower Club Sept 2018
Ashton Hayes and Tarvin Flower Club.
Margaret Dixon: Tuesday 18th Sep
THR Dale farm Donation Scan_20180913 (2)
Tarvin History Revealed - Dale Farm Donation to Tarporley Hospital
Tarvin History Group: Monday 17th Sep
Cardtable2 (1)
All Dressed Up and Looking for a Game.
Tarvin Community Centre: Sunday 16th Sep
Mens finalists Graham Bunting and Peter Nosworthy 20180909_152336
Tarvin Tennis Club - Finals' Day 2018
Rob Millar: Saturday 15th Sep
garden, gardening
Tarvin Gardening Society - September Meeting
Charles Bradley: Friday 14th Sep
Mummy_posterimage1 (2)
Double Bill of Comedy
Tarvin Community Centre: Thursday 13th Sep
Civic Trust Header
Tarvin Civic Trust
Mark Wyatt: Thursday 13th Sep
TCC Summer Quiz Scan_20180627
Summer Holiday Prize Quiz Winners
Tarvin Community Centre: Wednesday 12th Sep
WI August 2018 Img_1032
Tarvin WI August Meeting Report
Margaret Matthews, President: Tuesday 11th Sep
11th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Remembering the First World War
Jo Richards: Monday 10th Sep
Womens Group Sept 2018 P1020521
St Andrews Women's Group
Doreen De Cani: Monday 10th Sep
Cash Help for Tennis Club Scan_20180907
Tarvin History Revealed
Tarvin Webteam: Sunday 9th Sep

what's the first thing that comes to mind? Delicious apple pies and crumbles of course!

bramley_apple_gfg

Professional chefs and all you home bakers recognise the Bramley apple as the best possible apple to put in the traditional British food we know and love! And did you know that the Bramley apple is only grown in Britain — it is truly a great British treasure!

It's hard to believe that the first Bramley apple tree was grown from pips planted in 1809 by Mary Ann Brailsford, in the garden at her home in Nottinghamshire, England.

Over the years the house changed hands and in 1856 while a butcher called Matthew Bramley was living in the house a gentleman called Henry Merryweather asked Mr Bramley if he could take some cuttings from the apple tree and start to sell the apples. Mr Bramley agreed to this, on the proviso that the apples were called after him. And that was the start of the Bramley apple!

But it wasn't all as easy as apple pie — in 1900 the original Bramley apple tree became victim to a ferocious storm and blew down — but incredibly the tree managed to survive that fatal day.

Bramley apple trees were planted extensively and the fruit was a particularly useful food source during the First World War.

In 2003 the Bramley apple tree was one of fifty British trees chosen by the Tree Council to mark Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee — what a great achievement for a tree from such humble beginnings! And believe it or not, but the original Bramley apple tree continues to bear fruit today, over 200 years after the handful of pips was first planted.

But now it's your turn to get cooking and celebrate the versatility of this great British apple during Bramley Apple Week — there are so many possibilities from the classic apple pie recipe to stir fries!
The link is here for some great ideas

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

THR Dale farm Donation Scan_20180913 (2)
Mon 17 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 190

In December 1991 a cheque for £800 was donated by Dale Farm, Tarvin to Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.The amount was raised by a fancy dress walk organised by Tony Ankers who presented it to Sister Janet Featherstone, watched by Dr Sandy Campbell and some of Dale Farms employees who took part in the...

Police Meeting logo10P5
Wed 19 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 181

Cheshire's police and crime commissioner is inviting residents in rural areas to meet with him and local officers to have their say on the county's new rural crime strategy prior to its publication. It has been developed in response to the local rural crime survey conducted in Cheshire over the summer and the recent national rural crime survey.The strategy outlines the priorities for...

Grow Your Own WW1 7940-01-Murray-School-War-garden1
Thu 20 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 161

Throughout the war, the village did all it could, not only to assist their country but also to help the community to live as normal a life as was possible. The churches continued to minister to their parishioners as well being a focal point for the community war effort.The Allied Relief Fund had been set up and Tarvin collected contributions. The Courant of September 27th 1916 reported that...