Our friend Tracy told us about “the Preaching Oak” in Addlestone.
There are no signs marking this spot, other than the name of the street.
This oak tree was a gathering spot.
At least three preachers used this oak as a gathering place to preach.
Did you catch those names?
John Wycliffe, John Knox and Charles Spurgeon?
I still get tingly thinking about it.
Surely there were many other preachers
at the Preaching Oak.
The post on the left is supporting this ancient tree.
In between taking photos and dodging cars
which were zipping by, we imagined a meeting by the oak.
By this oak, in the fourteenth century!
Curt found square nails in two separate places on the tree.
He thinks the nails held a platform,
and the preacher stood on the platform above the people.