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This article came from the Chronicle published April 1984. Page 87


The Posy Tree

Author: Isabel Rendell


In September 1666 the great plague reached its peak. At Mapperton there still stands a tree known as “the Posy Tree”. Survivors gathered beneath it, with herbs and flowers to ward off infection whilst the victims were carried past, to their common grave.

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