Trees planted to remember war sacrifice

by | Oct 17, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

Two tree-planting events will take place in Bath and North East Somerset next month to commemorate the start of the First World War and the local residents who died in it.

They have both been organised by Councillor Sarah Bevan with funding from Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Ward Councillors Initiative Fund, with arboricultural expertise from Adam Gretton at the charity More Trees for Bath and North East Somerset.

Ms Bevan (Lib Dem, Peasedown) said: “It’s important to remember that local residents from Bath and North East Somerset, including the Peasedown area, fought and died for their country during the Great War and, during this centenary year, their loss should be commemorated with lasting memorials.”

The first ceremony takes place on Sunday, November 2, from 9am to noon at Eckweek Gardens in Peasedown.

The second takes place on Saturday, November 22, from 9am to noon, at Orchard Way, Peasedown, and will see the planting of a replacement community orchard to commemorate the outbreak of the Great War and those who died.

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