Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Noteworthy oak trees – 9

Robin Hood’s Larder, or Shambles Oak – an ancient tree that formerly grew in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, until it fell in a gale in the early 1960s. Robin Hood was said to have hidden poached venison within its hollow trunk.

Card posted Newark, Nottinghamshire, 12 September 1905,

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