WHAT better time than during lockdown is there to look through old photographs?

RESIDENTS are being asked to search through their archives for photographs of Mistley’s 800-year-old oak tree named Old Knobbley.

Morag Embleton, who runs the tree’s website, wants to find the oldest picture of Old Knobbley to use on the site.

She said: “I’m curious to find the oldest photo of Old Knobbley that exists.

“I know, from tales people tell me on Old Knobbley’s facebook page, that families have been visiting the oak tree for generations.”

Morag will offer the winner of the oldest picture a copy of Old Knobbley’s biography as a prize. Email oldphoto@oldknobbley.com or visit oldknobbley.com to enter.