News & Events

Art in the Orchard

The Coventry Community Peace Orchard is moving into a new phase in time for Coventry City of Culture 2021. A three-phase project – ‘Your Peace Orchard’ – is planned, beginning with ‘Art in a Box’. This ingenious Covid19-friendly project has been designed to involve people in art and the environment. Read more in our press release

Remembering Dennis Davison

A look back at the funeral of Normandy Day UK founder Dennis Davison BEM, 1923-2019.

Dennis J Davison BEM, 1923-2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Normandy Day UK founder Dennis Davison, aged 96. Dennis, who set up the charity in has late ‘80s after spending 10 years living in Normandy, died on the 1st October. The decorated D-Day veteran was a larger than life character who was loved by […]

Peace Picnic 2019

Mass picnic planned in Coventry for 6th June to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day Join hundreds of school children, veterans and Coventry’s Lord Mayor on the 75th anniversary of Day on 6th June and celebrate the creation of the Coventry Peace Orchard. Enjoy a carnival atmosphere, with games, live music, poetry, food stalls and […]

Community help tackle tree thieves

Press release On Saturday night, thieves uprooted around 40 recently planted memorial trees at the Coventry Peace Orchard and left them in neat bundles, presumably for later collection. The quick actions of local people and the Council, however, thwarted their plans. 240 apple trees of different species have recently been planted at the Peace Orchard […]

National Tree Week 2017 activities

Over 100 residents, students from Cardinal Newman and Coundon Court secondary schools and local groups have so far taken part project planning, tree planting, hedge planting and fence building.

Peace Orchard Tree Planting Day Saturday 18th November 2017

All are invited to a Community Planting Day between 10.00 and 3.00 on Saturday 18th November. Drop in any time between 10.00 and 3.00. Bring suitable footwear and a spade if possible. Parking is at the Coundon Hall Park changing rooms off Tamworth Road between Sandpits Lane and Long Lane. Read full press release here

Report: Coventry Peace Orchard Information Evening 2nd November 2017

25 local representatives of local organisations and people connected with Cardinal Newman and Coundon Court schools attended an Information Evening on 2nd November to shape plans for the Coventry Peace Orchard. D-Day veteran Dennis Davison inspired the group with his memories of the Battle for Normandy and ‘Apple Man’ Tom Adams explained how to successfully […]