St Olaves Church and Weeping Ash tree Photograph: Haydn Lewis

Sadly, an ancient weeping ash tree situated in St Olave’s Church grounds, Marygate was felled on Wednesday.

The much-adored tree, close to the entrance of Museum Gardens, was suffering from a disease known as Ash dieback caused by a fungus which can attack ash trees of all ages.

Jeanne Godfrey, a Marygate resident said “It’s a lovely tree and one of the first to blossom each year when it hasn’t got any leaves on it.  It’s a bit of an iconic tree really and beautiful next to the church.”

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