Sunday, 19 April 2009

A Glimpse of the Mersey Valley 50 Years Ago: Hilda Broady's Journal

19th April, 1959

Another cold day, but it is fine and dry.
The tree is beginning to come into leaf in the lower branches. The tips of the leaves are quite red in colour, changing to green towards the leaf stalks which are quite red.

Grasses (Reed grass: Phalaris arundinacea) growing at the side of the stream bed, these being taller and tougher than grass growing generally in the plot.

The impression I get from, the last couple of Mrs Broady's journal entries is that the season was much less advanced in April 1959 than it is now, 50 years later - Ed.

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