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145 ORCHARD, TOWN GREEN STREET

OS REF:SK58021225

Date: 2nd September 2002

This is a small, narrow piece of the original Rothley Park with just a few apple trees at the end closest to the cricket field.

2004

The owner, Tony Cooper, planted three varieties of Cider Apples in the half of the field closest to Rothley Brook.
In 2005 some of them were fruiting and in 2010 the apples were 'Wassailed' to ensure a good harvest in the autumn. They are now harvested for cider production.

September 2002 before the planting of the cider apple trees. Town Green Street to the right, Westfield Lane far distance.

March 2004

Looking over Rothley Brook to Thomas Babington's Carriageway (Site 222). March 2004

November 2005 with cider apples on the trees.

January 2006

SITE 145 ORCHARD, TOWN GREEN STREET IN 2015
UNDER THREAT

Planning Permission being sought in September 2014 for the erection of six dwellings

Looking into the Orchard from Town Green Street with Rothley Park behind the hedgerow. February 2015

Looking into the Orchard from Town Green Street with Rothley Brook to the left. February 2015

Looking over the Orchard to the gate into Rothley Park Site 120. February 2015

Ancient granite wall along one of the Orchard's boundaries with Site 120 Cricket Ground Field, Rothley Park. February 2015

Granite wall to the Orchard from Town Green Street and Public Footpath by Keeper's Cottage. February 2015

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