Peter & Julia van Tongeren arrived in Great Witley in 1980 when Peter took up a job managing Redmarley Orchards belonging to Colonel & Mrs Hildick-Smith on the south facing slopes of the Abberley Hills. Julia, a trained nurse, joined Great Witley Surgery and has worked their since.
Initially living in the Glebe, Peter & Julia later acquired a proportion of the orchard land and business for themselves, where they built their own house and from where they jointly run Mill Orchards Fruit Farm and the Abberley Hills Vineyard.
Arriving in Great Witley in 1980: vanTongeren_Peter_20140415_1_2_A.mp3 (2 mins 9 secs)
First impressions of Great Witley in 1980: vanTongeren_Peter_20140415_2_2_A.mp3 (1 min 1 sec)
Changes to Great Witley 1980 – 2014: vanTongeren_Peter_20140415_3_2_A.mp3 (1 min)
Apple Farming 1980 – 2014: vanTongeren_Peter_20140415_4_2_A.mp3 (8 mins)
Redmarley Hill Climb in 2000: vanTongeren_Peter_20140415_5_2_A.mp3 (5 mins 36 secs)
Hereford & Worcester radio interview about growing logo apples for the year 2000 millennium: vanTongeren_Peter_2000_1_2_A.mp3 (5 min 19 secs)
Great Witley Surgery 1980 – 2014: vanTongeren_Julia_20140415_1_2_A.mp3 (3 mins 53 secs)