Les Huett - BRA Communications
Following the Ceremony of Remembrance at St Nicolas Church, Bookham Scouts, Squirrels, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers along with their leaders, parents and supporters walked to the Friendship Tree in Eastwick Park Avenue to lay a wreath and heard about the origin of the Friendship Tree from resident, Pat Morrish.
The Friendship Tree was planted after the 1939-45 war in memory of those Canadians who were based in Great Bookham, many of whom landed, and died, on the D-Day Landings on the 6th June 1944.
The Tree is consists of two maple trees, one Canadian with the red leaves and an English with green leaves. The photo below was taken earlier this year. The BRA maintain the Friendship tree on behalf of the village.