These 2 wonderful old members of the ficus family have grown at the end of Main Road Walmer for as long as anyone here can remember, and are really well known landmarks. As the system of roads surrounding them is being constantly upgraded, and shopping centres developed all around, they are looking sadder and sadder. Despite the watering they receive from tenants of Fig Tree Village, which was named after them, they are looking much sparser than they did several years ago. Debate rages in the letters page of the newspaper, but the reality is that the development has already taken place all around them, and it is hard to imagine any of it being reversed for the sake of these old lovelies! Sad but true..... but trees are resilient and we really hope these two prove all the doom and gloom types wrong, and bounce back, to continue gracing our city for many generations to come.