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Annual Village Fete and Flower Show
Monday 25th August,
1 pm Ward Memorial Playing Field

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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