Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Hardy Tree


Fraxinus Excelsior.

For a change, instead of heading in to the Unfinished City to just have a wander, I had made a list of places to visit. This list would see me head from St. Pancras down to Kensington, returning via Buckingham Palace before walking to Baker Street, where I would catch a train home.

St. Pancras Old Church was a place that I had heard lots about and had always wanted to visit. I was especially looking forward to seeing The Hardy Tree, surrounded by headstones.



Brief History

In the 1860s, when the Midland Railway line was being built, Thomas Hardy was put in charge of the exhumations of the human remains that would need to be moved for the railway to be completed.

This Ash tree, surrounded by tombstones, is known as the Hardy Tree and can be found in the grounds of St Pancras Old Church.


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