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Giant Redwood - August 2004
Towering above the United Reform Church in New Street, Great Dunmow, is this Giant Redwood. This nice example of the tree has had a seat built around it. I wonder how long it will be before the tree outgrows the seat!

Great Dunmow is an ancient town in the north of Essex whose greatest claim to fame is probably the Dunmow Flitch Trials. This is an ancient custom dating back to 1104 whereby a couple that can demontrate that they are still happily married after twelve months and one day will be rewarded with a side of bacon. Not the best town to be born a pig.

Common Names and Latin Name Latitude and Longitude OS National Grid Elevation
(above sea-level)
Giant Redwood, Wellingtonia
Sequoiadendron giganteum
TL 62836 21667 263ft

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