Millennium Book

The Millennium Yew Tree



 


All over the country yew trees have been planted in churchyards to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000.
No one knows the exact age of the mature yews in Winsham churchyard but a seedling had grown from them in the garden of Glebe Cottage across the road in Pooles Lane. We know that it had grown there for six years so the age of this one will never be in doubt.
March is the optimum time for planting a yew tree but it was March 2001 before this one was in its place as agreements had to be obtained from the Archdeacon of Taunton and the church architect.
The Revd. Ernie Chivers led the prayers, Stella Abbey, chairman of the Winsham 2000 committee, spoke to the school children of their responsibility to care for the tree and watch it grow.

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