About the object
In 1830 Richard Cox cultivated the first Cox’s Orange Pippin apple in his Slough orchard. Tell us what creations or inventions you have made or are dreaming up.
Slough Museum’s Origins of Slough Pod is on the ground floor of The Curve.
The Pod displays prehistoric objects, tells how the word ‘Slough’ comes from the Old English for ‘marsh’ and about fruit and flowers originally cultivated created when ‘all this was fields’.
A famous piece of fruit was Cox’s Orange Pippin apple, which was cultivated in around 1825 by Richard Cox, a retired Bermondsey brewer. It was first sold by a Colnbrook nursery, probably E. Small & Son, and subsequently by Charles Turner’s Royal Nursery in 1850. The original tree in Colnbrook is thought to have been blown down in a gale in 1911.
As part of our Make With the Museum series at The Curve Club, you can make a Buzzy Book Bee…
Create this pocket-size place-marking pollinator of Cox’s Pippin Apples & Mrs Sinkins Pinks.