Sunday, October 02, 2011

Jam today

A bumper harvest led a Pewsey canalside resident to offer his surplus apples free to passers-by and he left them at the roadside in a plastic storage box.
Terry Kemp's apple box: Picture by Bob Naylor©
However when Terry Kemp returned home he was disappointed to find that not only had all of the apples had gone… but so had the box.

Terry was a bit put out by this — but he was delighted to find that a short while later the box had been returned — and with it were two pots of jam — causing Terry to comment on Twitter: "I love where I live."

As well as donating free apples to the world Terry is a member of the community project that bought up the lease on the Barge Inn at Honestreet with money from the Village SOS Lottery Fund, he was until recently a Trustee of the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and Chairman of the Local Partnership that had successfully bid for the £29 million Lottery Heritage Fund for the K&A Canal and he is also a former Waterway Manager of the Kennet & Avon Canal.

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