An Oak tree (Quercus robur) was planted in Houghton Hall Park, near the cedar tree, yesterday, 15th February. It was kindly donated by Chamberlain Holdings plc, current owners of Houghton Hall, and is in memory of Robert Brandreth-Gibbs who died last year. Robert lived in Vancouver, Canada, and is a direct descendant of Henry Brandreth who purchased the Manor of Houghton Regis in 1652.
Attached are a picture of the tree and the proposed memorial plaque, which is being approved by CBC who own the park.
The Society is preparing an information board to be placed in the park, setting out the history of the Brandreth Family in Houghton Regis. We will let you know when it will be installed.