Daily Mail UK – A historic oak tree that once shielded famed British novelist Agatha Christie from the sun has fallen victim to the devastating heatwave of 2018.

Summary

  • A historic oak tree that once shielded famed British novelist Agatha Christie from the sun has fallen victim to the devastating heatwave of 2018.
  • It was located at Barton Cricket Club in Torquay, Devon, and became known as the ‘Agatha Christie Oak’ after the famous thriller writer who lived nearby.
  • Agatha Christie, who created the renown detectives Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot, used to sit under the tree to watch cricket games in her hometown of Torquay, Devon.
  • ‘It is with great sadness that we have to report that the veteran English Oak tree at Barton Cricket Club, known locally as “The Agatha Christie Oak”, has collapsed overnight,’ the council said.
  • ‘It was identified that Agatha Christie used to sit under this tree, watch and score her favourite summer sport of cricket.’


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