Hawthorns

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Hawthorn trees were sacred to the Celts and they thought it was unlucky to cut one down. Spirits were believed to live inside them, and the trees sharp thorns symbolised psychic protection.
This was why hawthorn hedges were sometimes planted as a kind of supernatural shield around homesteads and churchyards.
These two trees were growing near an Iron Age fort at Burton point Cheshire
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