Life’s a beech

TWO of the oldest residents in Earith have planted a tree in the village, watched by youngsters from the village school, 129 pupils and their teachers. The Earith Village Association, advertised in the village magazine The Earith Echo for the oldest resid

TWO of the oldest residents in Earith have planted a tree in the village, watched by youngsters from the village school, 129 pupils and their teachers.

The Earith Village Association, advertised in the village magazine The Earith Echo for the oldest resident to come forward to volunteer to have the honour of starting the hole and two people responded.

Renee Carrington and Hilda Boles, both aged 94, planted the large copper beech on the village green on Tuesday last week.

It was paid for out of village funds raised over a year with events including quiz nights, a summer sizzler and a pantomime in the village hall.

Association spokesman Linda Sturrock told The Hunts Post: "We thought a tree was an excellent idea, the children can watch over it in the coming years but also, once it is strong enough, it can be used for Christmas lights over the festive season.