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Original Oak, Headingley

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Original Oak, Headingley
Description:
20th March 1934. The remains of the original oak on Otley Road, surrounded by railings. Behind the tree is the Midland Bank. Otley Road looking north can be seen, with several cars and tram wires and lines.

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Ian Dunn

Comment:
My grandpa died 2yrs ago, in his possessions was a block of wood that was said to have come from the tree when it came down in 1948. He was a member of the committee that decided the fate of the tree. I would like to know more about the Committee; and whether any of the other remaining 11 pieces of "The Oak" left??

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Name:
Chris Went

Comment:
My grandfather, George Clough, drove a lorry for Leeds City Council and he was part of the team which removed the original oak when it collapsed. The tree was cut up for souvenirs, I believe, and I have a small offcut piece given to me by my grandfather.

Date:
13-Nov-2008

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christine.went@ntlworld.com

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