The Trafalgar Mound - Saltwood

On top of this mound, in what was known as 'Trafalgar Field', a Scots Fir was planted to commemorate victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21st 1805. The tree known locally as 'The Trafalgar Tree', was the meeting place of local school children every Trafalgar Day and was mentioned by Charles Iggleson in his 'A Saunter Through Kent', he wrote,

'Another tree is known as the Trafalgar Tree, as it was planted on the day of Nelson's great victory'.

 

Only the Trafalgar Mound remains as the Scots Fir was destroyed by a gale in 1969 and nothing of it remains.