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Pictured: Sat under a tree like his ancestor, Newton, Bertie Wood samples the cider<br />
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A descendant of Sir Isaac Newton who has bought a sapling from the apple tree said to have inspired the theory of gravity will grow it at his cider farm.<br />
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Legend has it that Giles Wood's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great uncle was sat under the tree when he was hit on the head by a falling apple, inspiring his law of gravity.<br />
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Over 350 years later Mr Wood has paid an undisclosed sum for the 3ft sapling that has been propagated from the apple tree at Newton's childhood home in Lincolnshire.<br />
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He described it as like securing a 'family heirloom' and will grow it at his farm in Beaminster, Dorset.