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Posted 21 September 2015 - 10:02 PM
Charles - I am doing some research on the story of the Verdun acorns for the Woodland Trust as part of the centenary commemorations, and came across your post regarding a tree in Southwold. But I have been unable to find any further information on this tree. If you have any further information to share, or a photo of the tree, would you be able to post this or send me an email.
There is an oak tree near the Adnams brewery in Southwold, Suffolk, underneath which is a stone or concrete plaque stating:
'This oak tree was grown from an acorn procured by the Hon. Miss Eden from the battlefield of Verdun and presented to the town in 1921'
I am happy to forward a photograph if this is of interest.
Posted 23 September 2015 - 03:50 PM
I have sent you a private message. In the meantime, here is a picture of the plaque - not easy to read, I'm afraid. I make it out as follows:
THIS OAK TREE WAS GROWN FROM
AN ACORN PROCURED BY THE HON
MISS [?] EDEN FROM THE BATTLEFIELD
OF VERDUN AND PRESENTED TO
THE TOWN IN 1921
Posted 23 September 2015 - 04:49 PM