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About Me

Hello, I am Joanna Crosby. I have a Ph.D. in history from the University of Essex, on the social and cultural history of the apple and the orchard in Victorian England. I am currently an Honorary Research Fellow in the the Department of History at the University of East Anglia.

I am a historian of apples and orchards, but from time to time I leave my books and archives behind and get out into real orchards. Ask me orchard and apple-related questions, and I will do my best to help.

I also have an M.A. in Heritage Management from Birmingham University. I am a Director of the East of England Apples and Orchards Project, an Advisor to the Cider Museum, Hereford and to the St George’s Conservation Trust.

I have a book coming out later in 2023 – Apples and Orchards since the Eighteenth Century


Facebook: Applehistories

Instagram: @cambsfairy

East of England Apples and Orchards Project

Trumpington Community Orchard Project

I am happy to give advice about orchards and apples; if I cannot help I will pass your question on to someone who can. However I am currently not giving talks to clubs and societies.

In my happy place, Trumpington Community Orchard