The Popping Stone, Gilsland

1. Photo Showing the Kissing Bush

An old photograph dateable to around 1897 showing the Popping Stone (centre-right) and behind it, two large hawthorns, one of which must be the Kissing Bush.  Aln, in 1943, noted: "The Wishing Tree (Kissing Bush) is now cut down, only a stump remains, but the Popping Stones abide."

Scanned by permission of Carlisle Library.

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