Bramcote Children Sow Poppies to Commemorate First World War

Bramcote Poppy Sowing: Cubs join the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE in sowing poppy seeds at King George V Park in Bramcote.

Local Children in Bramcote helped sow poppies in King George V Park in Bramcote to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Representatives from local schools and youth groups, including the Cubs, Scouts, and Brownies, joined the Mayor of Broxtowe Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, Bramcote Ward Councillors Martin Plackett and Jan Goold, 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, were 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 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 for people to leave their thoughts and messages at https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/worldwaronecentenarybook.

Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.

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