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TitleThe Orry, 'Becky's Tree', Eaglesham
Resource ID1287
Resource IdentifierE11A.1
Resource LocationGiffnock Heritage Centre
Collection TitleEaglesham Photographic Collection
DescriptionSepia photograph of 'Becky's Tree on The Orry in Eaglesham. This tree has now been cut down.
Date Start0
Date End0
Date Detailed 
Time PeriodUnknown
FormatPhotograph - black and white copy
NotesIn 'Rural Eaglesham', Christina Robertson Brown suggests 'Becky's Tree' may have been called after a girl who worked half-time in the mill and half-time helping men to plant the trees that beautify the village. It was an elm tree which was cut down when it became unsafe for passers-by. It was commemorated in a song by Miss Mary Johnstone, daughter of the poet and song writer, Thomas Johnstone (see Brown, C R, Rural Eaglesham, 1966, pp19-20
Copyright InfoEast Renfrewshire Council
Source IdentifierPhotograph cabinet - Eaglesham
Public Access?Y
Contact PersonLocal Studies Librarian
Date Added26/3/2007 16:46:27
Updated Date18/12/2009 12:18:12

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