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Friday, April 20, 2007

Big Tree


A few weeks ago I showed a picture of the Big Tree Memorial near the bottom of Lilly Street and visible in this earlier picture of Diamond Row Open Space.

Despite the name, the tree by the memorial is not especially big. Maybe there was once a bigger tree there, but now the biggest tree in the area is this one.

6 comments:

Lori said...

What a beautiful blue sky. It makes a lovely frame for the tree. Nice picture!

pete said...

Gerald. You need to read about the history of 'The Big Tree'. It has great significance for the people of Gee Cross.

Gerald England said...

pete please tell us more as I haven't been able to find out anything about this!

Anonymous said...

The Big Tree was traditionally the boundary between Hyde Town and Gee Cross Village. It was where the trams turned round too.

pete said...

Gerald. If you get hold of a copy of Barbara Soles's HYDE from the Images of England series you will find the 'Big Tree' story. The original tree was felled in 1934.
Sorry I didn't reply sooner!

Anonymous said...

Gerald I just remember the BIG TREE and it was not quite at the corner of Lilly Street where the memorial is sites. The Big Tree was closer to and almost opposite Clough Gate, that is the Stockport Road entrance to Gower Hey Woods. Happy memories!

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