Verdun Oak


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Reference WMO263453

Address:

Spencer Park

Spencer Ave

Coventry

CV5 6NP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
About the memorial: The Wodland Trust records 'Coventry received a sample box of Verdun acorns because of its location on the LNWR company line. These acorns were handed to the Superintendent of Recreation Grounds "to be planted as a perpetual souvenir of the Historic City of Verdun". In 1919, a temporary cenotaph was erected in Spencer Park to remember the city’s First World War fallen, whilst the city’s Memorial Park was under construction. At the same time a Verdun Oak was planted that had been grown from an acorn from one of the four sample boxes. A commemorative plaque now marks this tree'. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/support-us/support-an-appeal/centenary-woods/stories-and-memories/verdun-oaks/
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