Visitors to help create new National Memorial Arboretum artwork

A poignant outdoor artwork is being created by visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Memory Tree will be covered in stories from families about relatives who served during World War One.

A leaf like the ones which will be hung on the Memory Tree

A leaf like the ones which will be hung on the Memory Tree

Julie Edwards and Ron Thompson from Planet Art will spend a week as artists in residence from today (July 28) to August 4.

“Like most people in the UK we have personal family stories regarding great grand-parents, aunts and uncles who died on battle fields in France or worked on the Home Front,” Julie said.

“The ideas we want to draw on for the Memory Tree are personal family stories of those who fought or contributed to the war effort and we would urge people to bring along copies of photographs, extracts of letters, pieces of poetry, stories and artefacts which relate to WW1 in any way and can be used to create the Memory Tree.”

For more details visit the National Memorial Arboretum website or call 01283 245 100.

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