World war One commemorative garden created in Helston: PICTURES

World war One commemorative garden created in Helston: PICTURES

World war One commemorative garden created in Helston: PICTURES

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A commemorative garden for those from Helston who gave their lives during World War One is underway at Trengrouse Way in Helston.

Headed by town councillor Martine Knight, the town's World War One Project Group planted silver birch trees on land at the bottom of Trengrouse Way last Friday.

They are in addition to the Flanders poppies planted previously, as “a mark of respect”, said Mrs Knight.

The group hopes to soon include a commemorative stone as well, as a mark of the centenary this year, and at the end of the four-year programme to grow the garden further, with an inscription to honour the 61 from Helston fallen during the war.

With the right funding, the group also plans to build a table and bench.

“It will hopefully be a place for people to come and quietly reflect,” said Mrs Knight.

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9:11pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Helston John says...

Great idea, lets hope it doesn't get vandalised. "the group also plans to build a table and bench"? Let's hope Martine Knight thinks this through a bit better than the last Helston benches. (does the mayor usually do gardening in a shirt and tie!)
Great idea, lets hope it doesn't get vandalised. "the group also plans to build a table and bench"? Let's hope Martine Knight thinks this through a bit better than the last Helston benches. (does the mayor usually do gardening in a shirt and tie!) Helston John
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9:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Helston John says...

The news item says "pictures" is it just this work computer they supply us with but I can only see one picture.
The news item says "pictures" is it just this work computer they supply us with but I can only see one picture. Helston John
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