I am apple. I am somewhat ovate, my skin is thinly strewed with minute brown dots, interspersed with slight patches of delicate russet; but faintly mottled on the side exposed to the sun.
My ‘wassail’ or pomological tale begins when orchards thrived in the districts of Norbiton, Hook, Chessington, Coombe and Tolworth; well before the closure of the Apple Market.
Kingston’s Apple Story:
By a Michelson’s Seedling
Designed by Mel Hetherington
Series editor: Lucy Furlong
Published May 2017
16 printed pages,
Seethingography imprint chapbook 3
Alison Fure is a field ecologist specialising in bats. She is a director at Kingston Environment Centre and a licence trainer for the London Bat Group.
She believes that orchards can help soften the impact of urbanisation; if each child could plant an apple tree – in their name – it would halt the spread of ‘green desert’.
Contact Alison at http://alisonfure.blogspot.co.uk/