Posted by Ivan Rendall on 10 November 2015 in Blogging
This Pear Tree was growing when Queen Victoria was on the throne, long before the Boer War, as Britain was emerging from Recession, about 125 years ago.
Two my Great-Great Grandfathers were still alive and my grandparents were in their teens.
The orchard is still productive. I see it every morning from my bedroom window.
It’s worth more as a talisman of our country than 20 minutes off a London to Edinburgh rail journey.
Pear trees of Britain – Unite!
If anybody wants to hug it I’ll be happy to arrange it next year.