145 ORCHARD, TOWN GREEN STREET
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.
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.
Looking over Rothley Brook to Thomas Babington's Carriageway (Site 222). March 2004
November 2005 with cider apples on the trees.
SITE 145 ORCHARD, TOWN GREEN STREET IN 2015
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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