Beggars' Oak, Bagot's Park, Abbots Bromley

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Date:1908 - 1909 (c.)

Description:This enormous tree was a popular local attraction. People often chose to visit the tree for a summer outing. Many of the branches needed supports because of their weight and length. When the branches of this tree were measured in April 1927, several years after this photograph was taken, they were noted as having a 48 feet spread in all directions. Sadly the tree had declined by the late 1940s and no longer exists.

This postcard view was published by Pascoe and Son, Rugeley and it was posted in 1909.

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Creators: Miss Dorothy Roberts - Contributor

Donor ref:BM-DR-56 (192/35525)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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