It was supposed to be a flowering cherry!

The apple tree on the small green “island” near to the Village Shop was planted over fifty years ago in the mistaken belief that it was a flowering cherry! The above photograph was taken in 1961 since when “The Cottage” on the right has been considerably enlarged. The large opening in “Forge Cottage”, hidden behind the new sapling, was once the entrance to a wheelwright’s shop. Note the magnificent elm which until 1974 stood on what is now the garden to “Kirklees” and behind the cottages a sycamore which stood on Castle Hill. The apple tree has provided “ammunition” for several generations of children and recently lost a limb, resulting in the somewhat bizarre shape seen in the photograph below.


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