A J Evans 'Tony' - Coventry, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted
N 52° 24.828 W 001° 32.341
30U E 599367 N 5808067
Quick Description: A young tree in Lake View park dedicated to A J Evans 'Tony'
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/7/2009 5:13:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM75ZR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 6

Long Description:
The dedication reads:
In Loving Memory of A J Evans 'Tony', 1928-2004, Freeman of Coventry, Family Man and Lover of Nature.

I have not been able to find out any more information about this person.

Background information on the Freemen of Coventry:

Coventry's history goes back for hundreds of years and the City of Coventry Freeman's Guilds have been part of that history for almost the same time. The people who were in membership with those merchant and craft guilds had served an apprenticeship to their trade and were "free" to trade or exercise their crafts and callings in the community. In consequence they were citizens upon whom devolved the financial and other obligations of the community.

Eventually in 1345, Coventry became a city and had a Mayor in 1348. The Freemen were then able to swear an oath of allegiance before him and this ceremony has been carried out to this day with little change to the content.

Freemen of today will know that the Oath which they took on admission as Freemen and citizens still imposed not only a duty of loyalty to the Mayor and the city but an obligation to contribute to proper share towards the assessments and charges of the community. Thus, the Freemen of today are the direct successors of the members of the ancient Guilds
Location of the tree: Lake View Park

Type of tree: Ash (I think)

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