King Charles III Commemoration Tree Planting
On Monday 8th May, the Coronation Bank Holiday, members of various Newport organisations met in Victoria Park to plant fruit trees as part of a commemorative orchard celebrating the Coronation of King Charles III. These trees are to represent the ecological values of the King and provide free fruit to the residents of Newport. Members of NDHS met to plant our tree, which is an Apple tree still emblazoned with blossom, on a wet day, but missing the rain during the Ceremony. The event was organised by Newport Town Council and presided over by the Deputy Mayor. We were also honoured by the attendance of the Mr Anthony Morris-Eyton, Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire. The RDHS tree is clearly marked in the new orchard, so please take time to have a look when you are next passing.