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Author Margaret Roberts’ Lunchtime Talk at The Forest Centre at Marston Vale

Eventispress author Margaret Roberts is giving a

Lunchtime Talk 

on The Original Warden Pear

on 19th March, 2018

between 11:00 am and 12.00 pm

The talk is free but the centre asks for donations if possible.

Here is the Forest of Marston Vale website

Margaret explains:

“Having enjoyed widespread popularity until the late 17th century, the warden pear gradually faded into obscurity. The Original Warden Pear uncovers its story, bringing together evidence from monks, horticulturalists, physicians and bookkeepers. Poets, songwriters and playwrights captured the spirit of the pear from the late 14th century onwards, while 21st century DNA testing has sought to discover whether anything of the old warden pears has survived.”

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