Avalon was known in latin as "insula pomorum", or "the isle of apples", due to the very large number of fruit trees in the area. Avalon was run by 9 sisters, whose natural farming methods enabled its inhabitants to produce all the major items they needed to sustain themselves (including grain, grape and apples) and live long lives. According to legend, Avalon was the place where King Arthur's sword, Excalibur was forged. Today Glastonbury, the centre of Avalon, is known as a centre for healing, myths and legends.
Mr Tom Fisher