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A chestnut tree planted by London County Council in Southwark Park in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II has been rededicated to mark its 60th anniversary.

The rededication ceremony took place on 19 June  which also coincided with the 140th anniversary of the opening of Southwark Park.

A plaque and new railings were unveiled by  Jenny Bianco, deputy lieutenant for Southwark.

Gary Glover, chair of the Friends of Southwark Park, said:  “It was a lovely to have the Queen’s representative to unveil the the new plaque and railings to celebrate the Queen’s accession to the throne.”

He said that the 60-year-old tree is “as strong as ever” even though it was nearly lost in the great storm of October 1987.



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