19 Nov 2012

Wishing trees

You'll find these coin-covered trees in the village of Italianate, Portmeirion where people believe that a person suffering from an illness could hammer a coin into a tree trunks and the tree would take the illness away, but if someone removed the coin, they themselves would become ill. The tradition is supposed to have started in the 1700's and has continued ever since!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are "wishing trees" in the woods at Bolton Abbey Yorkshire