I was on Station Road at Luddendenfoot today, which I haven’t been to recently. I looked for the very large old Hornbeam which was at the entrance to the large house at the end of the road. It has been cut down, probably to widen the entrance to the new estate of houses which have just been built.

Too late to bother now but worth mentioning because it must have been the oldest Hornbeam in the valley and it is a species, even though planted, rarely seen as a tree in our locality.