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The Great Storm

PRESS RELEASE

THE GREAT STORM 1987 – PLAQUE UNVEILING & TALK BY BOB OGLEY

 

Sevenoaks Town Council will be remembering The Great Storm of 1987 on Saturday 14th October with the following two events.

 

A plaque will be unveiled by the Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Maxine Chakowa at 2pm on the Vine.  Following this there will be a talk by former Editor of the Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob Ogley at the Town Council Chamber at 3pm.

 

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Maxine Chakowa said:

 

“It is a great privilege for me to unveil the plaque on the Vine in remembrance of The Great Storm.  During the night of 15/16 October 1987 The King Edward Oaks VII planted in 1902 were devastated by the Great Storm. One oak tree, fondly known as The King Oak, remained standing.  In December 1988 a second planting of seven oak trees was made by local school children after the initial replacement saplings had been vandalised.  I look forward to welcoming Councillors and members of the public to these two very special events.”

 

Tickets for the Bob Ogley talk are available from the Town Council Offices or the Café on Vine for £5 each.

 

Bonnie Tarling

Committee Clerk

13.10.2017