Churchyard tree - lucky escape!

An old trunk rooted in the Cemetery of St John’s the Evangelist Church decided it had had enough at 1pm today and toppled with an almighty crash!

Fortunately there were no pedestrians passing on the pavement and Bob Austin’s Mercedes car narrowly escaped damage.

Sadly the old Pillar was not quite strong enough to hold back the weight and crumbled taking notice boards and plaques with it.

Paul Bayley and his Eton College ground crew were on site within minutes to secure the area and remove the overhanging tree. The Pillar, boards and plaque will take a little longer.