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History repeats itself with oak tree planting
9:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
HISTORY repeated itself on Wednesday with the planting of an oak tree to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, at The Bartons, Much Marcle.
The tree was donated and planted by Rosemary Kennedy, the greatgranddaughter of Mrs Ada Money-Kyrle, who planted an oak at the road junction near the Slip Tavern, Much Marcle, back in 1887. That memorable event was to mark the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
The Diamond Jubilee has been celebrated with equal enthusiasm this year, according to Janey Cotton of the Much Marcle and Yatton Diamond Jubilee Committee.
She said: “The village had a fantastic Jubilee party This week we also presented a cheque of £2,309.46 to the County Air Ambulance.
“The monies have been raised from donation buckets on the day of the Jubilee party, as well as from a bonfire and firework display and prize draws which have taken place at the local pubs and village shop.”