Oak tree planting marks jubilee for villageBy Jon Nurse
June 18, 2012
A village marked the Diamond Jubilee by planting an oak tree.
Lady Elizabeth Godsal planted and unveiled a plaque for the Jubilee Oak in Hurst’s almshouses last Tuesday.
Carol Sheasby, secretary of Hurst Village Society, said: “I’m sure it’s going to grow into a magnificent tree.”
Organisers estimate more than 100 people attended the planting before moving on to a tea party in the grounds, trying bell ringing at neighbouring St Nicholas Church and playing bowls in an open day at the village’s bowling club.
Four days of events in the village finished with a service of thanksgiving at St Nicholas Church on Tuesday evening.