The hedge was planted in 2007 by the Society, to mark the passing of David Marsden, a much loved Lindfield resident, postman and enthusiastic member and committee member of the Society.
It was also the last hedge laid by Ron Mouland. Ron was a stalwart of the society for many years .
It was great to see the established re-growth from heels and pleachers , which no doubt would have pleased David and Ron enormously.
Mike and Pat Parrott have been looking after the hedge for a number of years , but it is getting quite wide and tall , so the help from Matthew was appreciated.
David and Ron are sadly missed , but not forgotten
Who was Ron Mouland?
Ron Mouland and John Blake were both past Presidents of the society, John negotiated with the Lindfield Parish Council for the site of the memorial hedge and Ron laid it when it was too low really, the committee were worried the council might grub it out. The memorial hedge was the last hedge he laid, the way it has grown is testament to his skill.
Ron had been a member since the early days of the society, along with his Dad Fred, a great character and a knowledgeable countryman. Ron was a superb hedgelayer and came to all the society gatherings. He was a unanimous choice of President, he did not hold the post long due to cancer borne with his usual humour and bravery.