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    School children to plant trees to mark 825th anniversary

    Children from two primary schools in Northampton will plant oak trees in Bradlaugh Fields tomorrow (Friday), to celebrate the 825th anniversary of Northampton becoming a borough.

    Twenty-five oak trees will be planted by the students of Parklands and Vernon Terrace Primary to mark when Northampton was granted its first town charter by King Richard I In 1189.

    And to remember the planting ceremony, engraved plaques will be fitted onto the trees to represent each school that helped plant them.

    Councillor David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “This year Northampton has celebrated some very important local and national anniversaries, and this landmark event is just one of many that we will be remembering to help explore our town’s rich heritage.

    “It’s great to have local primary students involved in marking this historical event by planting these beautiful oak trees that will not only benefit the local environment but celebrate an important anniversary in our town’s calendar.

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