None yew.

Sorry – l have to say it – l don’t appreciate the felling of the yew trees at the side of the Kennet and Avon Canal through Sydney Gardens.

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Looks like the tree bled to death?

The idea is to return the ledges to how they were when Rennie designed the water-based transport system linking the West with London but l am wary about trying to exactly. recapture the past.

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Another stump.

History is built up of layers.

The trees had been there a long time and were part of the canal’s heritage.

Shame they had not been listed.

A bed of natural flowers in their place is not an authentic replacement.