Oranges and Lemons

St Martin's

“You owe me five farthings say the bells of St. Martin’s”

Our office at The Old Rectory is on the site of the church of St. Martin Orgar, which is mentioned in the traditional rhyme “Oranges and Lemons” and was destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666.

You owe me five farthings” in the lyrics of the once-popular song refers to the money lenders who traded nearby.

Stafford Young Jones was pleased to sponsor the live premiere of Benjamin Till’s Oranges and Lemons featuring the city bells mentioned in the rhyme.

Click here to hear Benjamin Till’s Oranges and Lemons.