Letter – Chestnut memories

Thank you for Danielle Pope's article about the replacement of the Vic High war memorial trees.

Chestnut memories

Thank you for Danielle Pope’s article about the replacement of the Vic High war memorial trees. My grandfather was with the British Army at Mons in 1914. I always think of him when I go past the massive horse chestnuts at Christ Church Cathedral. Canadian troops were at Mons when the war ended, one of them brought home a pocketful of conkers and planted them in the Cathedral precincts as a tribute to his comrades. They have flourished there ever since. While not strictly an indigenous species, perhaps Vic High would consider using some of the conkers produced by the Cathedral trees to help replace the ones they cut down. This need not be instead of the red maples already chosen, but in addition.

Chris Eve,

Victoria

 

Just Posted

A passing of the torch for Victoria’s rock music history archives

Royal City Music Project co-founder Glenn Parfitt wants valuable cultural material preserved

MOVIE MONDAY: Get your food film fix and more this summer

Inspiring documentary Six Primrose shows tonight at 6:30, followed by food security discussion

Crash Test Dummies bring their musical storytelling to Sidney in August

25th anniversary of God Shuffled His Feet celebrated with two concerts at Mary Winspear Centre

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Down-home biscuits amazingly filling

Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe takes this Deep South staple to the next level, writes Allan Reid

In the footsteps of Emily Carr

Following in a hero’s footsteps sometimes means filling some pretty big shoes.… Continue reading

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Schitt’s Creek and its stars among Canadians with Emmy nominations

Co-creator Eugene Levy thought they had chance for one nomination, ‘then they kept rolling in’

Most Read