It was started by Tim Wells’ grandmother, Nora Beckett, in 1960 when she answered an advert in the Sleaford Standard placed by a Mr Elliott, who was stationed at RAF Cranwell.
Nora and Sam Beckett
The first article about The Orchards was in “Mobile Home” (later to become the Park Home and Holiday Caravan magazine) in July – August 1972.
Nora Beckett (Centre) and residents July 1972
Jane and Alec took conservation on at an early stage and entered the David Bellamy Conservation Award when it first started in 1999, and were delighted to receive a Gold.
Jane and Alec Wells with Sir David Bellamy