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Tree planted in Heaton Woods in memory of Stanley King
11:39am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A former Bradford Lord Mayor and founder member of the Heaton Woods Trust has been honoured with a tree planted in his memory.
The trust planted an oak tree to honour Stanley King, who died in October, at its annual arboricultural day on Saturday.
Around two dozen people turned out to the event, despite the rain and sodden grass.
Guests included the current Lord Mayor, Coun Dale Smith, and the Lord Brendan Parsons, the seventh Earl of Rosse.
Lord Rosse planted the tree in memory of Mr King, while Coun Smith carried on the tradition of the Lord Mayor planting a tree at the park each year.
In addition to helping start the trust in the 1970s, Coun King remained actively involved in it the rest of his life, and represented the Heaton ward on Bradford Council for more than 40 years.
But despite his role with the trust, Coun King was ironically the only recent Lord Mayor not to plant a tree there.
During the year of his Mayorship, 2000, the whole site had to be closed off because of the foot and mouth disease outbreak.
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