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    The Hardy Tree in the churchyard of St. Pancras Old Church in London, hundreds of old gravestones circle an ash tree. In the 1860's an older part of the churchyard was designated to make way for a new railway line. Coffins were removed with care and reburied elsewhere. Some of the headstones were placed in a circular pattern around a young ash tree in the churchyard. Over the decades the tree has, inevitably grown and parts of the headstones nearest the tree have disappeared in to its growth.

  • * Stardust *

    The Hardy Tree: Before Thomas Hardy began his literary career he worked in a cemetery in England. The coffins were removed because of progress and the grave stones were placed all around an old ash tree.

  • Susan

    The Hardy Tree, St Pancras churchyard, London. An "art installation" by Thomas Hardy (the author) who was tasked with disinterring the bodies in the graveyard so the railroad could cut through it. ~ by O.F.E.,

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