Tree: Ewan MacColl
Ewan MacColl. 25.1.1915, 22.10.1989, folk laureate, singer, dramatist, Marxist.
This oak tree was planted in recognition of the strength and singleness of purpose of this fighter for Peace and Socialism.
Presented by his communist friends, with the kind assistance of the London Borough of Camden on the 75th anniversary of his birth 25.1.1990.
Site: Ewan MacColl (1 memorial)
WC1, Russell Square
The tree is in Russell Square garden beside the path on the east side.
2015: An article in the CNJ reported on a centenary gathering at this tree to celebrate MacColl's life. There we learn that the ashes of Jack Firestein and Bruce Dunnett were scattered here.