BRAMCOTE CHILDREN TO SOW POPPIES TO COMMEMORATE FIRST WORLD WAR

LOCAL CHILDREN IN BRAMCOTE are set to help sow poppies in King George V Park in Bramcote this Saturday to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AT KING GEORGE V PARK, BRAMCOTE ON SATURDAY 21st APRIL AT 10.30AM

Representatives from local schools and youth groups, including the Cubs, Scouts, and Brownies, will join the Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, Bramcote Ward Councillor Martin Plackett, Reverend Paul Reynolds Vicar of St Michael and All Angels Bramcote and Chair of Bramcote Conservation Society Rob Greer in sowing the poppies.

The idea was developed from a national initiative by the Scouts to plant poppies around the country and follows the planting of a similar stream in Hall Om Wong Park in Kimberley. When the poppies flower later this summer, they will provide a poignant visual tribute to those who fought during the war.

Fifteen black crosses, each bearing the name of a soldier from Bramcote village who died in the War, will be planted within the stream in memory of those who lost their lives. The crosses have been made locally by Allan Foster of the Bramcote Conservation Society and the poppy seeds will be provided and cultivated by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Various commemorative events will be taking place in the Borough over the coming months to mark the centenary with details added regularly on our special World War I Centenary Remembrance page at https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/worldwaricentenary.

There is also an online Book of Remembrance to share memories of loved ones who were alive during wartime or leave your thoughts and messages at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/worldwaronecentenarybook.

For more information, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3643, or email grounds@broxtowe.gov.uk

2 Comments

  1. A truly wonderful and poignant occasion last Saturday morning in King George V Park. Uniformed Organisations, along with Children from our local Schools were all fully engaged in the seed scattering and the planting of 15 crosses to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1 and the 15 Bramcote men who lost their lives in the conflict.
    Grateful thanks to all those involved not least Broxtowe Borough Councils Parks Department for the preparation of ‘The Poppy Stream’ .
    It is hoped the poppies will be in full bloom for the next commemorative event, an ‘Open Air Service’ in the Park at 2.30 pm. On the Sunday 1st July. As part of the Service, a Playlet telling the story of the 15 Bramcote men will be performed.

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