Clarke née Hunt born
from the SWOP
number BFP : 04031
If we returned to
Cressex now, although we're in our graves,
not believe this hilltop brow for little has been saved,
meadows are all hiding under builder’s dust and weeds,
is the sway of barley, and of wheat ears in the breeze?
are the lanes of yesteryear, the farms and woodland views?
I was asked where Cressex was which gardens would I choose?
nothing’s left of where I lived except my dear old home
not a single field remains on any map now shown.
this was farming meadowland where we could walk for miles
fields and pastures, pass hedgerows, gates and stiles.
scent of summer flowers and the gust of autumn gales,
woodland stories and dear Papa’s farming tales.
Cressex Farm of long ago is now an office base
everywhere the houses stand where once was open space.
Hunt lived at Cressex Farm. She was the daughter of Joseph Hunt
whose sister is believed to have married Edwin Skull. Eliza married
Daniel Clarke who was
a solicitor and a Mayor of Wycombe.
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