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Remembrance Sunday 8th November
The church will follow the pattern that has been the norm for so many years, but in order to meet the Diocese and Church of England rules we may have to limit the number of people who can be inside the Church for this service. To maintain social distancing, we will use all the space in the church, nave, transept and chancel, and attempt to identify family groups who can sit together and individuals who must maintain a social distance. It would be helpful if all those who intend to come could contact the Churchwarden, Mary Lee (marylee1964@hotmail.co.uk or 07796 096801) and let her have details of your group.
(see ‘Church’ for full details)


 

Appleshaw

Appleshaw

photo: Steve Amey

 

History

  The name Appleshaw is derived from Old English ‘scarga’ - a shaugh or wood; thus Appleshaw may mean ‘apple wood’. It includes the hamlet of Ragged Appleshaw, the ‘ragged’ possibly being a corruption of ‘roe gate’ - the gate of the Royal Deer Forest of Chute. The northern boundary of the parish is the Wiltshire border.

This small parish lies on the Wiltshire border and includes the hamlets of Redenham and Ragged Appleshaw. Granted the right to two annual fairs in 1658, Appleshaw became a rival to the great Weyhill sheep fair.

The Salisbury Journal in 1801 reports that 15,000 sheep were sold at Appleshaw - a reduction on the previous year's total.
  Village Green
 

Victorian Clock

photo: Danielle Cowlin

 

photo: Danielle Cowlin

 

W.G. Grace once played cricket here, with his bat made of Wallop willow.

In the middle of the street a clock sticks out from a barn wall, placed there to celebrate Queen Victoria’s jubilee.

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With acknowledgements to http://www.testvalley.org.uk and http://www.hants.org.uk