Bradgate Park - ~1500 to 2000 - Visitor Centre - Bradgate Park, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 41.291 W 001° 12.225
30U E 621408 N 5839098
Quick Description: In a section of an old oak tree from the park, they have used the tree rings to create a timeline from during the life of the tree from ~1500 to 2000.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/3/2018 2:09:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMY1V2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods
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Long Description:
In a section of an old oak tree from the park, they have used the tree rings to create a timeline from during the life of the tree from ~1500 to 2000. The blue markers on the right, events that occurred in the park. The yellow markers on the right important world events.

The timeline starts around 1500, although I estimate thet the tree was around 40 years old by this time. Some of the events covered:
1537 - Birth of Lady Jane Grey
1666 - Great fire of London
1696 - The park and house at their finest
1776 - American Declaration of Independence
1914 - WWI begins
1945 - WWII ends
2000 - Tree blows down and is cut up
Admission fee? (Include URL/link in Long Description to website that gives the current fee): no

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