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Balcombe Lane "Granny Tree"

Located about 100 yards from Gravelpit Corner along the Balcombe Lane this tree is described here as “King of the Beeches”, but for several generations of Handcross children it was always known as “The Granny Tree”. My mother, Nora Ray (née Longhurst), used to tell me that she and her school friends would visit this tree to eat their sandwiches during the school lunchtime.
It’s demise came on the night of 15th/16th October 1987, when the gale-force winds of the Great Storm brought it down.
Picture added on 09 March 2013 at 12:14
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