Month: December 2020

Mr and Mrs Evans – What a Reaseheath Romance!

Reaseheath alumnus Lorraine Evans contacted Reaseheath Alumni Association after a recent visit to our annual Live Lambing event. We were delighted to hear some fantastic news from Lorraine along with a selection of recollections from her time at the Cheshire College of Agriculture. Former Reaseheath student Lorraine Evans (nee Boydell) recently celebrated her 33rd wedding anniversary to husband and fellow …

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94 year old Peter shares his Reaseheath story

We may have found our oldest Reaseheath alumnus (former student), 94 year old Peter Plant! Originally from West Kirby, Peter came to Reaseheath as a ‘practical student’ in 1938, back when the college was known as the ‘Cheshire School of Agriculture’, Reaseheath. With no prior farming background aged 17, he spent a year at the School learning …

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Traditional agriculture – memories of a student

Brian Moore (agriculture student 1948-49) shares his recollections of traditional agriculture at the Cheshire School of Agriculture, Reaseheath “Before arriving at the Cheshire School of Agriculture as a student in 1948, I had experienced various aspects of farming as a young boy, having been brought up in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.  I spent …

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Students celebrate 20 years since college days

Members of the class of 1996-99 were welcomed back to Reaseheath last weekend for their 20th anniversary reunion of starting at college. Twenty-six former students met on campus to catch up on old times and see what’s changed since their time as students. The reunion was coordinated by 1996-99 agricultural mechanics student Adrian Dunn through …

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Innovative gardener showcases miniature plants

A Chartered Institute of Horticulture ‘Young Horticulturalist of the Year’ regional runner-up, Matt Wood has an eye for innovation. Matt, 26, joined Reaseheath from school and progressed to a Level 3 Diploma in Plant Production, which he completed in 2005. He now runs The Tiny Plant Company based in Weaverham, Northwich with fiancé Susi Boxall …

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Reaseheath florists awarded top medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Talented floristry students from Reaseheath College, Nantwich, are celebrating after taking a top medal at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (July 20 – 24). The student team of Jacqueline Tudor, Shiona Fosh, Helen Cooke and Robyn Longden were awarded a silver gilt medal in the hotly contested RHS Future Florists competition. Their achievement, which saw the students …

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New lizard species identified by Reaseheath lecturer

Research by Reaseheath herpetologist Dr Simon Maddock has helped to formally identify a new species of Indian lizard, the Giri’s geckoella Cyrtodactylus (Geckoella) varadgiri. A scientific paper containing a species description of the lizard, which was co-written by Simon, has been published today (Friday 23 September)  in the peer reviewed scientific journal Zootaxa following an in-depth examination by …

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Dairy technologists reach career milestone at Reaseheath College

Twenty-one trainee dairy technologists reached a significant career milestone last week when they graduated from their unique Eden training programme, delivered by Reaseheath College in Cheshire. The bespoke education initiative is supported by leading companies in the dairy industry such as Müller, Arla, Dairy Crest and Rodda’s Dairy, and is aimed at producing world-class staff. The companies collectively invest over £1 million …

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