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Pepys Diary 22 Sep 1665

By Christopher Potter, Jun 5 2014 01:00PM

Excavation of dock at Blackwall: 'Did 12-foot underground find perfect trees over-covered with earth - nut trees, with the branches and the very nuts upon them...'

The editors note that a similar discovery was made during the excavation of Brunswick Dock at Blackwall in 1789. But what they don't say is how the trees came to be covered, or when.

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