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Storm Tree - Charing Cross Storm Tree - Charing Cross

Tree: Storm Tree - Charing Cross

Erection date: 16/10/1988

Inscription

In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East England. In four violent hours London lost 250,000 trees. Its skyline changed for ever. The Evening Standard launched a tree appeal and this English oak, placed here a year after the storm, is one of the many new trees paid for by its readers. It was planted by the City of Westminster on 16 October 1988.

When we first saw the plaque it was in the pavement close to the tree but is now affixed to a nearby pillar.

Site: Storm Tree - Charing Cross (2 memorials)

WC2, Strand

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Storm Tree - Charing Cross

Information Subjects commemorated

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Great Storm of 1987

In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East ...

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Storm Tree - Charing Cross

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Evening Standard

Founded as The Standard it was first printed at 5 New Bridge Street, Blackfri...

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Storm Tree - Charing Cross

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Angus McGill

This plaque was installed in 2017, on the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm...

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