The Lesnes Hundred by Eric MacLennan
This book is based on an artwork of the same name that was commissioned for Estuary Festival 2021 supported by Metal Culture and London Borough of Bexley.
The Lesnes Hundred celebrates ordinary people who have been ignored by history... teachers; friends; ordinary (or rather extraordinary) people who have done good things without seeking recognition.
A hundred members of the public (people of all ages and backgrounds) came forward to name a tree in Lesnes Abbey Woods after someone important to them... an unsung hero(ine).
This book will tell you who they are and their story.
A hundred chapters.
A hundred trees.
A hundred unsung heroes.
This book will guide the reader on an armchair journey around Lesnes Abbey Woods. Compass directions and distance in metres are indicated before each interview to guide you to the appropriate tree! The stories are here gathered in sequential order moving from trees 1-100 as they appear on a walk of the whole site.
I hope you enjoy reading about these wonderful people who have done good things selflessly, expressed by the kind folk who nominated them. All of these people are like the trees... unsung heroes. Without the trees our life on earth would be unsustainable. They are our lungs.
Purchase two copies or more and receive a 33% discount on your Lesnes order by using discount code KYCTXX in your cart.
Limited edition of 400
30 pages of colour plates including watercolours, photographs and maps.
The Lesnes Hundred
by Eric MacLennan
Published in 2022 by Metal Culture