Pollarding of a mature, but structurally unsafe, Horse Chestnut tree has recently taken place. This has improved light levels and sight-lines at the entrance to the Park from Betjeman Lane...
‘Wantage Bells’ by John Betjeman
Where are the words to express Such a reckless bestowing? The voices of birds utter less Than the thanks we are owing, Bell notes alone Ring praise of their own As clear as the weed-waving brook and as evenly flowing.