Tulip field
Bottom of Chapel Road

The tulip fields circa 1920s
(picture from SWOP website)

As the area looks today


The fields just here (and some remain)
Once grew a different crop
And they, indeed, if left to bloom
Would make the locals stop.
For tulips grew upon these fields
Yes, row, on row, on row
All grown for Londonís market
Several decades, now, ago.
The farm girls did the labour,
And bunched up all the blooms
But the trade was quickly over
For the war came all too soon.

The tulip fields did not last long in the village and the Second World War finally put paid to the enterprise when fields were required for growing food as opposed to flowers.
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