Photographs taken by B Pittam in the 1980s
THE THREE BEECHES AT THE TOP OF THE SLYPE IN MOOREND
Mr Jack Weston said that he could remember his father Charlie planting these trees when he was a boy so they must have been about 90 year old.
I cannot remember it being particularly windy when the first tree fell down, the second tree may well have been knocked down by the first one falling. The third one fell down shortly afterwards. The trees looked beautiful when standing but showed a great deal of disease once broken on the ground.
After speaking to Robert Weston recently he remembers his grandfather Harry speaking about climbing the three beeches on the Stratford road, it seems possible that the two brothers Harry and Charlie both planted three beech trees on their land at about the same time.
Was it you that carved your initials and that of your friend on the very large trunk of the first tree to fall, it would be interesting to find out how long ago they were carved there?