Created By: Individual
Ever wondered what and where the churches are that are mentioned in the nursery rhyme 'Orange and Lemons'?
Ever wondered why they are listed and what the rhyme means?
Now is your chance to find out. Visit the churches and find out more about their history.
(NOTE the order of sites on this route follows the nursery rhyme, an alternative route could be: 8-1-3-7-6-2-5-4)
"Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of St. Clement's.
You owe me five farthings, Say the bells of St. Martin's.
When will you pay me? Say the bells of Old Bailey.
When I grow rich, Say the bells of Shoreditch.
When will that be? Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know, Says the great bell of Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!"
There are many different versions of this nursery rhyme but this is the one I knew as a child!
The full version has about 15 churches named - perhaps I'll do that next.