While photographing in the long cool avenue of memorial lime trees in Greytown a man came over to talk to me about the trees.
They were planted after the first World War, he said, 179 trees – one for each soldier from the district who didn’t return. As well as the long column at the side of the park where we were standing there was also orginally a second avenue running at right angles across the park, forming a cross.
However when ‘they’ developed the park the second avenue was cut down, my informant said. Looking out from the cool darkness of trees at the expanse of brownish grass there was no sign that the trees or the men they represented had ever existed.