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Traditional skill of hedge-laying revived at crematorium
3:00pm Friday 1st March 2013 in News
THE traditional skill of hedge-laying has been revived ... at Weeley Crematorium.
The practice fell into decline following the Second World War due to new-fangled wire fences and the introduction of hedge-cutting machinery.
But Leon Woodrow and Tom Opperman, from Tendring Council’s horticultural services team, have revived the art.
They learned the skill a couple of years ago and tested it out on a stretch of hedgerow at Brook Country Park in Clacton.
They have now completed four-days of work on a hedge at the crematorium.
Council leader Peter Halliday said hedgerows were a unique feature in the modern landscape and a nature conservation resource.
“It certainly adds to the attractiveness of the entrance to the crematorium and is all part of our on-going improvements to the site,” he said.