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Home finally found for Jubilee Oak

12:46 12 March 2014

Residents of Membury gathered in the Church grounds for a Jubilee tree planting ceremony. Pupils from the primary school took it in turns to fill the soil back in. Tree warden Roger Clemens, is pictured with the children. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7156-10-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Residents of Membury gathered in the Church grounds for a Jubilee tree planting ceremony. Pupils from the primary school took it in turns to fill the soil back in. Tree warden Roger Clemens, is pictured with the children. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7156-10-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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Villagers at Membury plant their commemorative tree in the churchyard

Residents of Membury gathered in the Church grounds for a Jubilee tree planting ceremony. Pupils from the primary school took it in turns to fill the soil back in. Joy White and her son Alex, help with the planting. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7169-10-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo OrdersResidents of Membury gathered in the Church grounds for a Jubilee tree planting ceremony. Pupils from the primary school took it in turns to fill the soil back in. Joy White and her son Alex, help with the planting. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mha 7169-10-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Villagers at Membury finally got to plant their Jubilee Tree last week – a couple of years later than planned.

Residents agreed to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s reign, in 2012, by growing a commemorative oak.

But tree warden Roger Clemens said the plan got put on hold because they just couldn’t find anywhere to put it.

“But, thankfully, after much sterling work and effort we have been able to plant the English Oak - Quercus Robur - in Membury’s beautiful old churchyard,” he said.

“So although it’s a late Jubilee Oak, it’s our Jubilee Oak.”

As ever, Membury school children were at the forefront of the special occasion and were given the job of planting the tree.

They also created posters to advertise the event and produced bunting and other colourful decorations.

Residents joined the pupils for the planting followed by refreshments in the village hall after the planting.

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