Passing this point daily when growing up as a young lad and living only a few yards away in the Station Masters house the scene was very different. Along the edge of the path ran a hedge separating the area that is now Orchard Drive and Low Burgage. A clue to what the land was used for previously lies in the name of the new road. The owner at that time was Mr Sutton who had a large apple orchard growing there. His house faced onto Low Burgage and behind it at right angles was a large barn where he stored most of the apples till required. This was where he gave us apples, sooner than have us scrumping them. At the end of the barn was what may have been a pig sty but was in use as a dog kennel for a large but friendly golden Labrador called Peter. The grass under the trees near the road hedge each year would become a myriad of colours as the snowdrops and crocuses that bloomed in spring followed later by daffodils. Through the orchard Mr Sutton had mowed paths that looked more like a lawn about six feet wide that gave access to most of the trees,
All this was bound on the West and North sides by the same wall that can be seen in the picture.