(From The Northern Echo)
A LITTLE-KNOWN naval vessel that took part in the Battle of Trafalgar has been commemorated by the planting of trees.
Ajax Wood is one of 33 new woods being planted as part of the Woodland Trust's Trafalgar Woods project. The new woodlands commemorate each of the ships in Nelson's fleet, celebrating the important role timber played in Britain's naval heritage.
Children from schools across the area have started planting more than 4,000 native broadleaf trees over 12 acres next to Pontburn Woods, near Hamsterley Mill, County Durham.
Trees used to establish the wood will be of local stock, some of which will have been …