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Wordsworth's Tree, Cheapside


(Associated Place)


nominated by: Ralph Stephen

Child-Friendly Landmark

'At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears,
Hangs a Thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years;
Poor Susan has passed by the spot, and has heard
In the silence of morning, the song of the Bird.
'Tis a note of enchantment; what ails her? She sees
A mountain ascending, a vision of trees;
Bright volumes of vapour through Lothbury glide
And a river flows on through the vale of Cheapside.'
(Wordsworth, 1799). Amazingly, this tree still survives.
map here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/london/journey_three.shtml

Contact Information

On the corner of Wood Street and Cheapside
map here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/london/journey_three.shtml



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