Fruit trees on Chapman Lane |
The site of the orchards today
Here, on the corner of old Chapman Lane,
There's little, if any, remaining the same,
For here stood an orchard and just over there
Were trees full of cherries and apples and pear.
'Twas one of the oldest, or so we are told,
(Three hundred years since those cherries first sold)
But nothing remains of these cherry trees now,
All of it's housing from here to the brow,
But the Weedons who owned it are still on the hill
And centuries later are Flackwell folk still.
This orchard, now covered with housing, is reputed to have been planted in the 17th Century and was one of the earliest orchards in the village.
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