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Did you know that in medieval times residents of the village of Aynho on the Northamptonshire-Oxfordshire border paid part of their rent to the Lord of the Manor in apricots? The limestone soil and the warmth provided by the stone cottages helped the sometimes delicate trees thrive there. The village still has many apricot trees climbing sunnier cottage walls.

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