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Holy Thorn, update 7

The  Britain’ s Ancient and Sacred Trees facebook page displayed a sad image of the remains of the Wearyall Hill Holy Thorn, which is now a short stump, unprotected by railings, decorated with a few green and yellow ribbons and surrounded by a small amount of debris.

In the discussion about this, it was said that ‘in 2012 a new tree was planted and lasted 16 days before being destroyed’.  It was  also said that there was intended to be an event at the Winter Solstice to plant a new Thorn on Wearyall Hill, ‘but this hasn’t materialised yet’.

Many thanks to Jacquie Cox for making her photograph available.

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