Episode 23

The Legend of Maude's Elm

The Legend of Maude's Elm

Season: 4 Episode: 23

A huge elm tree north of Cheltenham was felled in 1906 as it had become so dangerous. It used to be a favourite resting place for the Duchess of Devonshire, but this tree had a terrible origin story. Full of mystery, love and betrayal. This show is about a tale that has become embellished over time to become a local legend.

So what happened at Maude’s Elm?


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Norman's history of Cheltenham By John Goding

Cheltenham Examiner - Wednesday 31 July 1907

Cheltenham Looker-On - Saturday 13 August 1836

Cheltenham Looker-On - Saturday 26 November 1836

The House in the Tree


Sound Effects by zapsplat.com

Intro music by The Model Folk 


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