Planting the Jubilee Tree

What we thought would be a fairly straightforward task – planting a tree to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee – proved anything but. It seems that the village green has a solid foundation. No sooner had the spade gone in a few inches, than it was hitting rock. In the end, a small army of villagers decided that they must resort to sledgehammers and other violent means (we are a tough lot in Stanton!). And eventually the green yielded and the Jubilee tree stood proud. Pictured are the determined army – tired but happy!