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There is a new tree on Old Deanery Lawn to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.

Last week, Hereford Cathedral School’s former Deputy Head, Mrs Linda Miles, visited the School to unveil the tree’s beautiful plaque, designed by Year 7 pupils, Emily J and Lola W.

The plaque, which was crafted from teak salvaged from a former HCS science bench, depicts the School’s values of kindness, courage and integrity.

Tree planting

Tree planting


The tree, an Amelanchier X Grandiflora ‘Robin Hill’, was kindly purchased by the HCS PTA, and will grow pale pink flowers, turning to red shades in autumn.

Mrs Miles, who taught Geography at HCS for more than 20 years, has developed an arboretum since her retirement in 2001. During her tenure at the School, she also planted several of the other trees which stand on Old Deanery lawn. During her visit, she enjoyed seeing that they are still thriving. Mrs Miles presented Emily and Lola with two tree plants each – an oak and a Cercis Siliquastrum – to plant in their gardens at home.

It was wonderful to welcome Mrs Miles back to HCS.