As many of you will have heard, or seen, one of the largest and oldest yew trees in the churchyard came down during the high winds of late March. The tree had a twin trunk and it seems that rot had set in at the base of the twin trunks which weakened its structure and made it vulnerable to the extremely strong gusts of wind that occurred. The Vicar and Churchwardens immediately alerted a local tree surgeon who came and cleared the branches that were blocking the driveway to the Church. We are in the process of arranging for a local company to bring in heavy lifting equipment and hope that the timber will be cleared as soon as the ground round the site dries out slightly. In the meantime, we ask that visitors to the Churchyard avoid the area as we cannot guarantee that the site is safe.
Photos by Leonie Onslow