Stories of six families in the middle of historical environmental change
The Friends of Matty's Oak
Matty's Oak stands on a hill a few miles out of town
Every fifty years the Oak is in danger
The first time was 250 years ago.
Luckily there has always been a Matty to save the Oak -
The Drovers Daughter - saved the Oak from the Road,
The Farm Worker - saved the Oak from the Canal,
The Mill Girl - saved the Oak from the Railway,
The Young Teacher - saved the Oak from Pollution,
The Boy in War - saved the Oak from War damage
The Protester - saved the Oak from the By-Pass
The Oak has watched as our lives have changed
Changes - but what will threaten our Oak next in 2040?
Here are the stories of The Friends of Matty's Oak
An Environmental Potted History
of the Industrial changes around a rural setting
Written and Illustrated by Liz Lees
for more information on the
impact of trees in our environment
184o The Mill owner see the cut.
1890 So Many Mills
1990 Protesters Win
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'I spy' and 'Detective Matty' To Do suggestions
now available with the book.
Maps of changes to follow
Work is on going to create work cards or 'I spy' ideas
to encourage looking at how we live now
and how life was different in the past
ISBN 978-0-952604-2-9 Size 12.9x19cm
No of Pages 103 No of Words 11,711
Illustrations throughout Children's Fiction
Self Published by Liz Lees with supported by Carnegie Publishing, Lancaster.
Date of Publication 18.6.18
(First performed as a play touring in the NW funded by English Nature)