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Thank you for your article (Steyning Herald, January 22) about the community orchard in the Memorial Playing Field at Steyning.

I am Susie Acton, mentioned as donating an apple tree to be planted on February 21 in memory of my dad, Lewis Wood, who was the owner of the original orchard.

I must point out that Dad owned C.F. Wood and Son garages in Steyning and coach operators.

The main garage is now occupied by Truffles the bakers – the building is still owned by my family.

John Wood the butcher was my grandfather, my mum’s dad.

She was a Wood before she married but unrelated to Dad. There were lots of Woods around but not many left now!

I would be pleased if you could correct this error in you newspaper.

Susie Acton

Newham Lane

Steyning

• Editor’s note: Apologies for the error in the article, which was due to incorrect information supplied.

A separate error in the orchard article has also been pointed out.

It was stated that the new tree planted at the orchard in October was a yew.

Simon Zec commented on the story on the Shoreham Herald website: “Can I just clarify that the tree we planted was a golden pippen, a traditional Sussex variety of apple tree. A yew tree would be quite an inappropriate tree for our purposes.”

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