7 January 2009

The snowy road

The picture below shows lane to the former Brede High Farm from the Rye road.

The farm was to the left of the point where the snow on the track ends. It was razed to the ground in, I think, the 1940s, rather later than the other demolitions on the Powdermill Reservoir catchment.

I wonder if those who lived there would recognise the lane today with woodland where there used to be fields. By the same token it is difficult to imagine the bustle and activity, the livestock and buildings of the old farm that may have stood there for centuries but, as Villon wrote, ou sont les neiges d'antan?

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