This piece of wood came from a Sycamore tree at John Wesley's childhood home in Epworth, Lincolnshire. According to its original paper label dated 1845, the tree was 'planted in Epworth Church Yard by the Revd John Wesley, M.A.'.
This memento is a typical piece of 'Wesleyana', items which commemorate the life of John Wesley. These were highly sought after and collectable in the 1800s when Methodism was at its zenith.