The Royal Oak: in celebration of the coronation

November 2023,

Press Release:

Cawood plants a commemorative coronation tree
Having celebrated the coronation of King Charles 111 in style in May, by lighting the village beacon and creating a walking trail of video links “In the Footsteps of Kings, Queens and Archbishops”, Cawood rounded off their commemorations by planting an Oak tree sapling in the Garth this month. Village schoolchildren from Class 4 helped organise the event with their teacher, Amy Richardson, and performed specially written poems and a prayer on the day. The tree was also blessed by local lay preacher, Mrs Jean Huby.
Parish Council Chairman, Mrs Les Dennon, led the celebration saying how special it was to be part of history; in years to come the Oak will be a landmark for future generations. She thanked Martin Bates for growing and donating the tree, John Ljundgell for planting it and all attending for helping create a special moment in time.

tree planting order of service

Oak Tree Poem

Oak tree blessing Nov 2023

Pupils in Class 4 of Cawood C of E Primary School joined members of the parish council, villagers and guest of honour, John Ljungdell as he planted an oak tree on The Garth to mark the coronation of King Charles lll on Tuesday afternoon. (NOV 21st). John was part of the forward thinking team who organised the purchase of The Garth, a piece of open land in the middle of the village, in the 1980s to save it from development.

Cawood Parish Council