Geoff Phillips on Elms
1970, which changed the landscape again because the elms died out and were cut down and we lost a hell of a lot of trees. The elms didn’t mind the salt winds, we had very, very strong winds along here and the elms survived it quite well.
So lots of other places had other trees as well but along this area, really you had only elm, therefore, when the elm disease came along, especially like round here we had many trees beforehand.
It was wiped out, but you were saying also about the hedges. Well, between here and Chale there was lots of little fields and lanes going across here. It’s all gone now.