Can you help solve a 20-year-old lunar mystery? A number of trees on Kennington Road have plaques on them to commemorate NASA astronauts, and no one seems to know how they got there.
There are 16 with a small plaque with the name of one of the astronauts from a NASA space mission. They are thought to be at least 20 years old and Lambeth Council's parks projects officer Dr Iain Boulton is appealing for anyone with information about the plaques to come forward.
He said: “Surely some person out there must know why they are there, as we are stumped.”
If you know where the plaques came from contact the Lambeth Life team by writing to Lambeth Life, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, Hill SW2 1RW; email email@example.com or call 020 7926 1475.
Assuming that the Kennington Road trees were originally meant to honour the 24 who flew to the moon on the Apollo missions, does that mean seven astronauts now don't have trees (or labels have become detached from trees)?
By my reckoning they are:
Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr.
James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr.,
William "Bill" Alison Anders ,
Thomas Patten Stafford ,
Thomas Kenneth "Ken" Mattingly II, and
Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr..
Perhaps there should be an appeal for funds to replace the "missing" labels?
The seeds were actually taken to the moon by one of the Apollo missions 500 were taken and then brought back again, I think they were hoping that if they were exposed to radiation it may effect how they grow or their appearance, when the seeds were 5 years old and as part of the bi-centiall celebration in 1976 demand for the seeds came from all over the world seeds where planted in almost every state in the US and some were given to other countries 6 were given to London.