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13 August 2013

See the Beltingham Yews, Northumberland

Found in the churchyard of St Cuthbert's - in the Northumberland village of Beltingham - three ancient Yew Trees are found, with the oldest tree on the north side of the church said to be at least 900 years old, and claimed by some to be around 2,000 years old.

We are told that local legend is that the branches of the tree were used by local archers to make the longbows ahead of the  Battle of Flodden.

For more, see http://www.ancient-yew.org/mi.php/the-beltingham-yews/76

^Picture © Andrew Curtis used under a Creative Commons license^

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