The Folleys
Heath End Road

The old grocer's shop

Folley's Row


Mr Folley, of the Heath,
Once owned the grocers here,
And he did well from fruit and veg,
Or so it would appear.
Investments by the riverside,
And New Farm, too, once his,
And Folley's Row, yes, built by him,
The Folleys couldn't miss.
With three sons now to help him out
The business grew and grew,
Their sand and ballast, ready-mix,
Then built your houses too.

The Folley family owned the grocer's shop which is where the launderette now stands and also built Folley's Row along Heath End Road. They invested in farmland in Sheepridge and in plots by the Thames where they unearthed sand and gravel for the building trade.
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