News & Events

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 […]

Peace Orchard funding approved

We are excited that Postcode Lottery Trust and Big Lottery funding has been agreed for a Peace Orchard project on a Coventry City Council owned site in Coundon Hall Park. Students at nearby Cardinal Newman and Coundon Court secondary schools will research the history of the 1944 Normandy Campaign, the significance of the Normandy apple […]

Partner with us on a new Peace Orchard project

Imagine an apple orchard planted in Coventry for future generations where every tree is a memorial to a soldier who fell during the Battle for Normandy and is a place of peace and learning from the past. This is the vision of 93 year-old D-Day decorated veteran and founder of Coventry-based charity, Normandy Day UK. […]

Partner school awarded Beacon School status

Cardinal Newman School in Coventry, one of NDUK’s partners, is the first secondary school in the country to be awarded Beacon Peaceful School status. Peaceful Schools support and work in partnership with schools and many peace-promoting organisations, including ‘Peace One Day’. Press Release CN Peaceful Schools 4-7-16 Cardinal Newman is also one of 4,000 UK […]

NDUK founder Dennis Davison awarded BEM

Normandy Day UK founder Dennis Davison has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for 2016. The 92-year-old D-Day veteran received the British Empire Medal in recognition of his “services to Second World War Commemoration and Memorialisation”. Read more about the New Year’s Honours here.