Well, that’s all over for another year. Let’s get back to monkey business. This is becoming a huge undertaking, with the catalogue now at 2,628 monkeys. Good work everyone!
BB, one of the responses to Postcode Challenge was this tree BB6 in Rishton, thanks to Darren Sagar.
BD, another clutch from Graham in Keighley, so that’s definitely put Keighley on the map. Thanks Graham.
CH, yes we expect no less from Agent Philip, who calls himself ‘chief monkey spotter in the NW regions’.
CH156, Howbeck Close, Oxton.
CH157 in Coral Ridge, Prenton.
CO, a belated thank you to Gareth Maskel who sent details of a tree in the ‘CO’ area, which is one of the ‘missing’ postcode areas. I was rather overwhelmed to the response on the Postcode Challenge and couldn’t look for all the addresses at that time on Google – as it’s only me here at ‘Monkey Map’ I do appreciate a photo and map for new finds please. Having had a bit of ‘spare’ time I’ve been able to locate a few of the trees you told me about, and so we now have CO1 in Halstead, thank you Gareth.
CT, over in Ramsgate this tree was moved by a firm of garden designers, sadly it didn’t survive the move, but they did replace it with a pot grown specimen, catalogued as CT42. Thanks to Agent Philip for keeping eyes peeled at all times!
G, a couple more for Scotland. This lovely tree in the equally lovely named road, Castle Chimmins Road in South Lanarkshire. Photo by Chris Upson, spotted by Agent Philip on Twitter.
And a very fine pair G5 and G6 in Rutherglen, Glasgow. Thanks to Frankie Bradleu.
KT, from Sophie Leguil, KT4 spotted due a road diversion!
LA, Agent John in Fife covering LA has been busy. The LA catalogue is now at 92 trees…. now this isn’t a competition as you know, but getting our catalogues to 100 trees is a coveted target! I know my readers like figures, so which catalogues are over 100 trees I hear you ask? Leeds, LS is at 109; Shrewsbury, SY and Liverpool, L are both 127; Chester, CH (Agent Philip’s home patch) is at 157; and way ahead of all of us is Agent Jim in Plymouth, PL at 330.
John’s latest finds are these in LA:
LA88 and LA89 in Haverthwaite, Ulverston.
LA90 near Duddon Bridge.
LA91and LA92 in the hamlet called ‘The Hill’, near Millom.
PR, in Church Road, Leyland, also from John, PR42
SM, yup, another first in a ‘missing’ postcode area. Thanks to Agent Philip keeping his eyes peeled on Twitter. This is in the postcode area of Sutton, and I said, ‘Where’s that then?’ South of London….
This is a photo from Jack Wallington. A very fine tree, SM1.
The European catalogue looking very good thanks to Sophie, and I’ll be reporting on those trees in a separate post, thank you Sophie!
Sophie has been sending in lots of trees and also found a number of old postcards featuring her finds, you can see some of those here. Agent Philip has also been hunting images too, and our final image is from him, and he’s found this lovely postcard – for sale here – from Loretto Hall Gardens, Vancouver. I wonder if this tree still exists?
This ‘Monkey Map’ project is a personal project and the work of me, Sarah Horton.
I am helped by my task of cataloguing all monkeys by keen monkey puzzle hunters who also do this in their free time.
It is a work of personal passion and brings me great joy. Thank you everyone for your support.